An inmate is only considered for a review if he/she doesn't have a mandatory minimum or life sentence.Once the mandatory minimum has been served the offender will be scheduled for a review.A lifer will not get a review unless the Governor has commuted the sentence to a term of years.
They can either decide to give a parole, work release, deny the release or set up an interview.
Interviews are conducted over the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) with a three member Board panel.
An interview is a face-to-face or Iowa Communications Network (ICN) hearing between the Board panel and an inmate.
Persons that walk-in will not be able to meet with a Board member.
You must make an appointment to speak with a Board member.
If you wish to make an appointment please contact the Board secretary at (515)-725-5757. You need to contact the parole office in the judicial district in which the parolee is being supervised to speak to a parole officer.
Please see the link below for Community Based Corrections contacts: The counselor at the prison has the prerogative to bring an inmate to the Board's attention if they feel they are ready for a release.
If the counselor does so, they are asking the Board to consider a release for the inmate.
Staff initiations are routine procedures and are by recommendation only.