predicate felony offender eligible for parole?

UPDATED: Jun 13, 2009

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predicate felony offender eligible for parole?

My daughters father was first arrested for arm robbery which he did 5 yrs for. Now he is in prison doing 6 to life for **** felony. He is eligible for parole in July of 2010. I wanted to know what are the chances that he will be eligible for parole, considering he is a violent felony predicate.?????

Asked on June 13, 2009 under Criminal Law, New York


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

His release depends on many factors.  The obvious one is of course his good behavior while in prison.  But other factors such as pursuing an education or trade and taking part in certain prison programs also make a difference.  Since I don't have all of these details it's hard to say for sure.  Bottom line, the more he looks like he has been rehabilitated the better his chances of being released.

Of course, he is a repeat offender and has twice been convicted of violent felonies.  So this will factor into consideration for his release as well. 

Typically, the older you are and the more education you have the greater your chances of being released upon serving your minimum sentence.  I've come across a booklet that explains in more detail.  I have provided you with a link:

Hope this helps.

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