Parole Board Queensland

The Parole Board Queensland is an independent statutory authority. It makes objective, evidence-based and transparent parole decisions without influence or pressure from external sources. Community safety is always its highest priority.

Decision-making involves consideration of whether there is an unacceptable risk to the community if a prisoner is released to parole, and also whether the risk to the community would be greater if a prisoner were to be released at the end of their sentence without any supervision.

The purpose of parole
Community safety is its highest priority. This involves not only consideration of whether there is an unacceptable risk to the community if the prisoner is released to parole, but whether the risk to the community would be greater if the prisoner ended up spending no time under parole supervision before the end of their sentence.

Updates from the President

Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Board remained responsive and adaptable in its processes, and steadfast in its commitment to community safety.
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Matters of considerable public interest

The Board has decided to publish reasons in some cases.
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The COIPE Project

An innovative way to streamline the parole application process for certain prisoners. It by no means guarantees release to parole but it does mean someone will not stay in jail, beyond what their risk to community safety dictates, purely due to an administrative process.

Visiting remote communities

From the Cape to the Gulf, the connections to country and community were obvious wherever the Board went; as was the dedication of the Community Justice Groups.

Proctor

The April 2020 edition of Proctor featured and profiled the Parole Board Queensland. This was a tremendous highlight for the Board.

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