Current with effective legislation from the 2021 Legislative Session
Section 15:571.5 - Supervision upon release after diminution of sentence for good behavior; conditions of release; revocationA. When a prisoner committed to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections is released because of diminution of sentence pursuant to this Part, he shall be released as if released on parole.B.(1) Before any prisoner is released on parole upon diminution of sentence, he shall be issued a certificate of parole that enumerates the conditions of parole. These conditions shall be explained to the prisoner and the prisoner shall agree in writing to such conditions prior to his release on parole.(2) For any prisoner released because of diminution of sentence pursuant to this Part on or after August 1, 2020, the committee on parole may impose special conditions of supervision which include participation in additional programming by the prisoner as determined to be necessary by a validated risk-assessment tool approved by the department.(3) The person released because of diminution of sentence pursuant to this Part shall be supervised in the same manner and to the same extent as if he were released on parole. The supervision shall be for the remainder of the original full term of sentence. If a person released because of diminution of sentence pursuant to this Part violates a condition imposed by the parole committee, the committee shall proceed in the same manner as it would to revoke parole to determine if the release upon diminution of sentence should be revoked. C. If such person's parole is revoked by the parole committee for violation of the terms of parole, the person shall be recommitted to the department for the remainder of the original full term, subject to credit for time served for good behavior while on parole.Amended by Acts 2019, No. 369,s. 2, eff. 8/1/2019.Added by Acts 1981, No. 762, §1, eff. July 1, 1982; Acts 1991, No. 138, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 690, §1; Acts 1992, No. 962, §2; Acts 2010, No. 792, §1; Acts 2011, No. 186, §3; Acts 2012, No. 714, §8.
SEE ACTS 1991, NO. 138, §4, FOR SPECIAL EFFECTIVE DATE PROVISION.