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The Offender is Eligible for Post-Sentencing Release


In Pennsylvania, there are two ways that an offender can be released from state prison early: pre-release and parole. 

Pre-release and parole are two very different processes. The decisions made for pre-release and parole are made by two separate agencies: the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole. 

Pre-release and parole may or may not be occurring at the same time. An offender may be denied for one but approved for the other.