Parole Release Guidelines Instrument
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Colorado State Board of Parole Administrative Release Guideline Instrument
Pursuant to §17-22.5-107(1), C.R.S., the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), working in consultation with the Colorado State Board of Parole, is mandated to develop an administrative release guideline instrument for use by the Board in evaluating applications for parole.
Below is a link to the document, "Overview: Colorado State Board of Parole Administrative Release Guideline Instrument." The Parole Release Guideline Instrument comprises a set of items determined by policy decisions derived from a draft guideline produced by the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice and that are included in statute [see §17-22.5-404(4), C.R.S]. This document includes a description of the instrument, the policy items and advisory decision matrix that provides an advisory recommendation for each release application hearing conducted by board members. The reports related to this mandate may be found at ORS: Reports and Documents, by fiscal year, under the title, "Analysis of Colorado State Board of Parole Decisions."