What is the difference between probation and parole?

Probation is a sentence allowing the defendant to remain in the community under supervision. The courts have the right to re-sentence the defendant if he/she violates the rules and regulations of their probation.

Parole is a conditional release from incarceration, not a release from legal custody, under a set Rules similar to probation. In Pennsylvania, an inmate must serve at least the minimum Sentence before being paroled.

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1. What is the difference between probation and parole?
2. What is the difference between a County and a State sentence?
3. How often will I be seen while I am on probation/parole?
4. If my parole officer is late for a scheduled appointment how long do I have to wait?
5. If I am on probation or parole, can I live with someone else who is on probation/parole?
6. Where do I get a drug/alcohol or mental health evaluation?
7. Why do I have to be drug tested?
8. How do I get a travel permit?
9. Why am I being charged supervision fees?
10. How can I find out someone's probation officer?
11. How do I report my change of address?
12. What do I do if I have a warrant?
13. If I am placed on probation/parole in Bucks County but want to reside in another county or state, will my case be transferred?
14. If my case is transferred from Bucks County to another county or state, where will I pay my court costs/fines and fees?
15. If my case is transferred to another county or state, will I have to pay supervision fees to both Bucks County and the jurisdiction that my case is transferred to?
16. If I am placed on probation/parole in another state, but live in Bucks County, will my supervision be transferred to Bucks County?
17. How do I make GPS payments?
18. What do I do if I have problems with the Monitor Connect telephone reporting system?
19. How do I fulfill my community service requirement if I have an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) case?