Running head: INMATES RELEASE MECHANISMS
Inmates Release Mechanisms
INMATES RELEASE MECHANISMS
Inmates Release more effective Mechanisms.
The criminal justice system uses different release mechanisms for inmates. Conditions
accompany the release mechanisms. The more effective mechanisms include the mandatory
release and the discretionary release mechanisms.
The Mandatory Release Mechanism
The mandatory release mechanism ensures that the inmate is released after the expiry of
the sentence or after serving a fraction of the sentence. If the inmate is released before
completing the sentence, he or she must follow specific conditions provided by the parole.
According to the Canadian National Parole Board, the mandatory release mechanism is applied
after the inmate serves two-thirds of the sentence. However, the National Parole Board can
nullify the release after identifying that the inmate will engage in a criminal act resulting in death
or cause serious harm. The Canadian Correction service supervises any inmate released on the
mandatory release on condition. In case of breach of the term, the release is revoked (Allan,
How the Mandatory Release Mechanism can best serve the Inmate and Society.
The mandatory release can help the inmate by ensuring he or she has skills that can be
used to earn a living hence raising the standards of living. With the skills acquired, the inmates
can engage in profitable activities which keeps them busy thus refraining from criminal
activities. The mandatory release mechanism can serve society by ensuring that the released
inmate is taught social values whic...
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