Archive for Frequently asked questions

What is a parole sponsor?

A provincial inmate applying for parole will likely be asked by the Institutional Liaison Officer (“ILO”) and/or the Ontario Parole Board about who the inmate’s sponsor is. A sponsor is the person the inmate will be living with, if granted…

Do inmates need to apply for parole?

Inmates are automatically considered for parole or entitled to a hearing in some cases, but in other cases they need to apply. Regardless, inmates should speak with their Parole Officer or Institutional Liaison Officer about their parole eligibility and ensure…

Can parole decisions be appealed?

Yes. Both federal and provincial inmates can challenge parole decisions, but the review mechanisms are different. Inmates can appeal a denial of parole, conditions imposed on parole, revocation decisions, detention orders, etc.   Federal inmates Parole decisions for federal inmates…

What types of release are available to federal inmates?

Federal inmates are eligible for several different types of release: Escorted temporary absences (“ETAs”) Allow inmates to leave the institution for a set period of time with guards and/or other supervisors for medical, administrative, community service, family contact, parental responsibility,…