Prisoners who are serving a term of imprisonment with a non-parole period and are intending to apply for parole should start their parole preparation at the commencement of their sentence by:
- thinking about how they ended up in prison and the effect that their behaviour had on others
- participating in assessments and complete relevant programs
- preparing for a law abiding life after prison
- behaving positively in prison – including not using drugs
- seeking suitable accommodation
When deciding whether to grant or deny a prisoner's parole application, the Board's paramount consideration is always the safety and protection of the community.
For more information, see getting ready for parole.