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Post-release control (PRC) is a period of
supervision of an offender by the Adult Parole Authority
following release from imprisonment that includes one or
more post release control sanctions imposed by the Parole
Board pursuant to ORC section 2967.28.
Post release control applies to offenders whose
crimes were committed on or after July 1, 1996, and who were
sentenced under Senate Bill 2 to a definite prison term.
For some offenders, the ORC mandates post-release
control. For others, the ORC specifies that post release
control is discretionary by the Parole Board. In making the determination whether to impose discretionary
post-release control, the Parole Board is required to
consider the prisoner’s criminal history, any juvenile court
delinquency adjudication, the record of the prisoner’s
conduct while imprisoned, and any recommendations from the
Office of Victim Services.
Offenders convicted of felonies of the first degree or sex offenses sentenced prior to April 7, 2009, require a 5 year term of Post Release Control, and are not eligible for a reduction of that term.Offenders convicted of felonies of the first degree or sex offenses sentenced after April 7, 2009, are eligible for a reduction in the term of post-release control upon the demonstration of satisfactory conduct and when the criteria outlined in policy are met, provided they have served a minimum of one year supervision or the amount of time equal to the prison sentence, whichever is greater.
Offenders convicted of felonies of the second degree or felonies of the third degree wherein harm to a person is caused or threatened require a three year term of Post Release Control, but can be eligible for reduction after one year, provided they have demonstrated satisfactory conduct and meet the criteria outlined in policy.
All other felonies of the third degree and all felony four and felony five offenses, except sex offenses, may have a term of up to three years of Post Release Control imposed. Generally, if an offender meets risk-based criteria specified in policy 105-PBD-08, Post Release Control a period of one year will be imposed.
These offenders may be eligible for a reduction in the PRC term
after 90 days.
A chart is available that illustrates the distinctions between
the mandatory and discretionary offenses for the imposition
of post-release control, and the ability to reduce the term.
A chart is available that illustrates the distinctions between the mandatory and discretionary offenses for the imposition of post-release control, and the ability to reduce the term.
If an offender is on supervision and is convicted of an offense for which a prison term is imposed, he/she is considered to be a recommitted offender. These offenders are subject to different reduction criteria. Additionally, they may be required to complete any remaining supervision time from a prior period of supervision in addition to any new period of Post Release Control imposed, upon completion of the new sentence. Reduction criteria for recommitted offenders vary based upon the original offense, and the returned offense.
Once an offender serves the minimum period of PRC, the supervising parole officer may submit the case for a reduction and termination if the offender meets the criteria in policy 100-APA-16, APA Termination Recommendation.
Some of the factors considered when deciding to grant a reduction
in the period of PRC are the overall history of supervision,
compliance with any imposed special conditions, payment of
restitution, violation behavior, and adjustment in the
ideal candidate for reduction will have demonstrated
stability in the community and a reduction in his or her
overall risk to recidivate.
|Felony Level||Term of Supervision||Eligible for Term Reduction?|
|F1 committed prior to 4-7-2009||Mandatory 5 years||No|
|Felony Sex Offense committed prior to
|Mandatory 5 years||No|
|F1 committed after 4-7-2009||Mandatory 5 years||Yes|
|Felony Sex Offense committed after
|Mandatory 5 years||Yes|
|F2||Mandatory 3 years||Yes|
|F3 offense of violence||Mandatory 3 years||Yes|
|F3 non-violent||Discretionary up to 3 years||Yes|
|F4||Discretionary up to 3 years||Yes|
|F5||Discretionary up to 3 years||Yes|
|IPP||Mandatory for placement on PRC, handled as Discretionary||Yes|