Section 12-25-38

Revocation of post-release supervision status.

(a) Offenders who fail to comply with the conditions of post-release supervision as specified by the Board of Pardons and Paroles may have their release status revoked.

(b) At any time during the period of post-release supervision, the Board of Pardons and Paroles may issue a warrant and may cause the offender to be arrested for violating any of the conditions of post-release supervision.

(c) Any probation officer, police officer, or other officer with power of arrest, when requested by the probation officer or other supervising officer, may arrest an offender under post-release supervision without a warrant. To arrest the offender without a warrant, the arresting officer shall have a written statement by the probation officer or other supervising officer declaring that the offender under post-release supervision, in his or her judgment, has violated the conditions of post-release supervision. The statement shall be sufficient warrant for the detention of the person under post-release supervision in the county jail or other appropriate place of detention until the offender under post-release supervision is brought before the Board of Pardons and Paroles; provided that no person detained under this section shall be held in the county jail for more than 20 days, and if his or her detention exceeds 20 days, he or she shall be immediately transferred to a state correctional facility. The probation officer or other supervising officer shall forthwith report the arrest and detention to the Board of Pardons and Paroles and shall submit in writing a report demonstrating how the offender under post-release supervision violated the terms of his or her release status.

(d) If the offender violates a condition of post-release supervision, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, after a hearing, may implement one or more of the following options:

(1) Continue the existing term of post-release supervision.

(2) Issue a formal or informal warning to the offender under post-release supervision that further violation may result in revocation of his or her post-release supervision status and a return to incarceration for a period of time not to exceed the remainder of the maximum sentence imposed at the time of sentencing. An offender shall not receive credit on his or her sentence for time served on post-release supervision.

(3) Conduct a formal or informal conference with the offender under post-release supervision to reemphasize the necessity of compliance with the conditions of his or her release status.

(4) Modify the conditions of post-release supervision, including, but not limited to, short periods of confinement.

(5) Revoke the post-release supervision status of the offender and order the offender returned to custody for such period of time as provided in subdivision (2).

(e) The Board of Pardons and Paroles may not revoke the release status of an offender and order additional confinement unless the board finds, on the basis of the original offense and the intervening conduct of the offender, either of the following:

(1) That no measure short of confinement will adequately protect the community from further criminal activity by the offender.

(2) That no measure short of confinement will avoid depreciating the seriousness of the violation.

(3) In lieu of a formal hearing, the Board of Pardons and Paroles may issue a standing order authorizing supervising officers to impose the sanctions listed in subdivisions (1), (2), or (3) of this subsection (d) or any pre-approved sanction that does not include a period of confinement. All instances of non-compliance and disciplinary actions shall be immediately reported to the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

(Act 2003-354, p. 948, §10.)