Number of releases on parole federal prisons Canada 2006-2018

This statistic shows the number of releases on day and full parole from federal prisons in Canada from the fiscal year of 2006 to the fiscal year of 2018. In the fiscal year of 2018, 208 prisoners were released on full parole from federal prisons in Canada.

Parole

Parole is the conditional release of an offender that allows them to serve the remainder of their sentence in the community under supervision. There are two type of parole in Canada: day parole, and full parole. The purpose of day parole is to prepare the inmate for full parole or statutory release. The inmate is allowed to participate in community-based activities but must return to either a correctional institution or community residence in the evening. An inmate is eligible for day parole six months before they are eligible for full parole.

Full parole allows offenders to serve part of their sentence in the community under supervision. They are allowed to live in a private residence but must report regularly to a parole supervisor. An offender is eligible for full parole when they have served either one-third of their sentence or seven years, whichever is less. Those convicted of first degree murder are eligible after 25 years. Second degree murderers are eligible between 10 and 25 years into their sentences.

Day parole is granted much more frequently than full parole. In the fiscal year of 2018, 79.1 percent of day paroles were granted, while only 37.5 percent of full paroles were granted. In general, non-aboriginal offenders have been more likely to be granted parole over the last decade. Aboriginal offenders also serve more of their sentence, on average, than their non-Aboriginal counter parts.

Number of releases on parole from federal prisons in Canada from FY 2006 to FY 2018

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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

FY 2006 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Day parole is offered to inmates in preparation of full parole. They are allowed to participate in community-based activities but must return to either a correctional institution or community residence at night.

Full parole is a conditional release where the offender is allowed to serve the remainder of their sentence under supervision in the community. They may live in a private residence but must regularly report to a parole supervisor.

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