Welcome to the Rhode Island Parole Board website. The Parole Board is authorized by statute to evaluate and consider the early release of eligible inmates from the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institutions. The Board is a visible, accountable, and independent decision-making public body that plays an important role in the criminal justice system.
Parole is not leniency or clemency. Certainly, some offenders must be incarcerated for the safety of the public, however, research tells us that incarceration alone does not reduce future crime and is limited in its ability to promote successful reintegration of ex-offenders. This is especially true when considering certain sub-populations of offenders who present unique challenges such as youthful offenders, those with significant medical or mental illness or aging or geriatric offenders. Accordingly, our Rhode Island Parole Board is judicious in its release decisions and is committed to the application of evidence-based best practices that are proven to enhance public safety, reduce recidivism and contribute to the prudent use of public resources. Our Board also honors the rights of all victims of crime and the Parole Process for Victims and Resources page provides further information for survivors and victims wishing to exercise their rights and access our services.
Specific information concerning parole eligibility, parole laws and guidelines, board membership, resources and how to contact the board is provided throughout this website.
On behalf of the Rhode Island Parole Board, I hope this site is of assistance to you and encourage your input to allow us to better serve the citizens of the State of Rhode Island. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or comments.
Laura A. Pisaturo, Esq.