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Parole warrants

Where the presiding or deputy presiding members of the Parole Board suspect on reasonable grounds that a person has breached a condition of their parole, they may (of their own motion or upon application of another member of the Parole Board, the Chief Executive of a police officer) issue a warrant for the apprehension and detention of the person [see Correctional Services Act 1982 (SA) ss 76(1)(b), (2)(b)(i) and 76A(1)(a)]. Upon apprehension, that person will be remanded in custody until such time as he or she appears before the Parole Board [see ss 76(4) and 76A(2)]. If the presiding or deputy presiding members of the Parole Board are unavailable, the other Parole Board members, the Chief Executive or police officer can make the application to a Magistrate [see ss 76(2)(b)(ii) and 76A(1)(b)]. A police officer may also arrest a person without a warrant (but with the authorisation of a police officer above the rank of Inspector) if they reasonably suspect that the person has breached their parole, see Arrest for breach of parole.

It is rare for a duty solicitor to deal with a parole warrant. If a person in custody is aware of the existence of a parole warrant, no application for bail need be made.
Parole warrants  :  Last Revised: Fri Nov 23rd 2012