Prisoners should prepare for parole

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