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Information for Offenders

When making decisions about or in any way relating to, the release of an offender, the paramount consideration for the New Zealand Parole Board in every case is the safety of the community.


The New Zealand Parole Board considers offenders who are eligible:

  • for parole
  • to be released on conditions

The Board also:

  • for current inmates make a postponement order to schedule an offenders' next hearing for a later time;
  • for current inmates release an offender on compassionate grounds.
  • impose special conditions for an Extended Supervision Order;
  • recall an offender on Parole to prison based on their behaviour, the conditions set, and whether they are presenting an undue risk to the community;
  • vary or cancel any release conditions imposed;
  • The Board also undertakes monitoring hearings.