HOW CAN AN INMATE BE PAROLED TO ANOTHER STATE?
Rhode Island does participate in the Interstate Compact on Probationers and Parolees, therefore the Interstate Compact Office will forward requests to other states for parolees who want to reside in and be supervised in another state. Once granted parole, the inmate will fill out an Interstate Compact application with an institutional counselor. Upon receiving the application, the other state will complete an investigation and make a determination as to whether or not the inmate plan is acceptable. This process generally takes a minimum of 90 days. Rhode Island has no control over how long this application process takes. Sole responsibility for the investigation process lies with the receiving state. The inmate will have to be patient during this process. The institutional counselor will not contact the other state, and the inmate should not have family members contact the other state on the inmate’s behalf during his process. Once accepted, the inmate will receive a set of reporting i