§ 13-8-1 Parole board — Appointment and terms of members
§ 13-8-2 Qualifications of board members
§ 13-8-3 Chairperson of board — Liberty permits
§ 13-8-3.1 Subpoena powers of board
§ 13-8-4 Facilities and supplies for board
§ 13-8-5 Staffing of parole board
§ 13-8-6 Duties of administrator — Case folders
§ 13-8-6.1 Notice to local police departments and to state police
§ 13-8-7 Expenses of board
§ 13-8-8 Sentences subject to control of board
§ 13-8-9 Issuance of parole
§ 13-8-9.1 Notification upon release
§ 13-8-10 Prisoners subject to more than one sentence
§ 13-8-11 Good conduct, industrial, and meritorious service time included in computation
§ 13-8-13 Life prisoners and prisoners with lengthy sentences
§ 13-8-14 Release criteria
§ 13-8-14.1 Parole standards
§ 13-8-16 Terms of parole
§ 13-8-16.1 Terms of parole — Certain drug offenses
§ 13-8-17 Reports and control by division of field services
§ 13-8-18 Revocation of parole — Hearing
§ 13-8-18.1 Preliminary parole violation hearing
§ 13-8-19 Arrest and return to institution on revocation of parole
§ 13-8-20 Service of original sentence by parolee committing offense while on parole
§ 13-8-21 Signature and sealing of instruments — Recognition by officers
§ 13-8-22 Manner of obtaining information by parole board
§ 13-8-23 Parties required to provide reports to parole board
§ 13-8-24 Case reports to director of corrections
§ 13-8-25 Annual reports of board
§ 13-8-26 Statements by interested individuals or families
§ 13-8-27 Fees and allowances of officers
§ 13-8-29 Authority of parole board to grant parole to federal prisoners
§ 13-8-30 Community supervision for child molestation offenses
§ 13-8-31 Community supervision board
§ 13-8-32 Community supervision
§ 13-8-33 Violations of community supervision — penalties
§ 13-8-34 Severability

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 13-8

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • oath: includes affirmation; the word "sworn" includes affirmed; and the word "engaged" includes either sworn or affirmed. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-11
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • seal: shall be construed to include an impression of the seal made with or without the use of wax or wafer on the paper. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-15
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8
  • Victim Impact Statement: A written or spoken statement by the victim or his or her representative about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a crime on the victim. The statement is given to the court before sentencing.