Paula Berg, Supervising Attorney From: Daniels' ADA claim challenging the conditions of his confinement. Section et seq.
Columbus, Ohio You may address your letters to a specific person on the Parole Board, if you wish, but it is also acceptable to address your letter Dear Parole Board Member: If you have been on the same job for a number of years, state the number of years you have been similarly employed.
Other people, who are willing to help, but don't have money or a job to offer, can be supportive and worthwhile by offering advice and encouragement.
Additional suggestions from a lawyer friend to go along with this information If you or someone you know has written support letters in the past make copies and include them with the parole packet.
Write out a "game plan. Tell the board what job opportunities are in the area. Make a copy of the packet and send it to your loved one. Your loved one should write up a similar type of packet themselves. They can make a separate one, or include it in the one you make for them.
He or she should present the packet s to the person who comes to interview them when parole time approaches. It makes a much better impression when they have obviously made preparations for their future, as well as having a source from the outside who cared enough to put together a presentation packet as well.
Inmates in the Ohio prison system are encouraged by the Board to provide evidence of support for their release on parole. One way to do this is through letters supporting an inmate's release. The information below is provided for inmates and family members who have questions about such letters.
These are only guidelines and suggestions. You must use what fits your own special situation.
Don't be afraid to ask people to write letters. Many people care and want to help. Your request for help may give them a better understanding of the correctional process. Letters of support are evidence that the offender will have a network of friends and family to help when he or she is released.
Somebody knows the inmate and cares. The inmate has free world input while in prison. The good side of the inmate and thus help balance the bad side, which appears in his or her criminal record.
You, family members, close friends and loved ones. Relatives, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Respected members of the community, such as businessmen. Prospective employers, school teachers, religious teachers, students, counselors, etc. If you can't find anyone who knows the inmate, you may ask for letters from people who know you and state that your support will be of value during the offender's re-adjustment to the community.
Also, people can write offering their support for the inmate based on their position in the community such as a minister in your church.
At the time of the parole interview, three to ten support letters should be enough. Keep sending support letters regularly, not just at the parole interview date. This shows consistency and active support and lets the Parole Board know that you'll stick by the inmate after release.
There are several general areas of information to be included in these letters. State your name, age and occupation. If you have been on the current job for a number of years, state the number of years you have been similarly employed.
State your relationship with the inmate and the length you have known him or her. Your belief that the offender will be a useful and law abiding citizen if given the opportunity. If you will provide housing, give the address and a phone number if you have one.
You can mention other kinds of help you can provide, for instance, clothing or transportation.Feb 24, · Request letter for Prison Visit A sample request letter to seek permission to visit a prisoner. Put into writing your appeal for Prisoner Visitation particularly if you as a visitor have a prior criminal record.
Appeal your case with a formal letter to the warden. We also encourage you to write a few simple lines in English. The prisoner or one of his or her cellmates may be able to understand it. (NOTE: When writing additional lines, please do not state anything negative about their government.).
Oct 30, · Example Letters to the Parole Board Ohio Parole, Probation, Work Release, it is possible for prison employees to write letters of recommendation for parole.
Supervisors in a department where an inmate works or by ranking officials on the unit who has personal knowledge of the inmate most commonly do this. I usually direct people to the.
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