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The parole officer is an external staff member whose main purpose, alongside the parole lawyer, is to govern parole sessions and judge whether or not a prisoner is eligible for an early release.

They will arrive at your facility on foot or transport, a few in-game hours prior to the start of a parole session. This can be managed via the programs tab on the reports display.

Unofficially, a parole officer is a party who will advocate the interests of the state and the public over the personal interests of the prisoner at hand.


  • Through-out the entire parole session, the parole officer will simply stay seated at the visitor table.
  • The parole officer is vulnerable to prisoner attacks. This is most likely to occur after angering a prisoner by denying them early release.


Parole hearing in progress.