This week’s topic focuses on parole and reintegration into society. It’s been established that incarceration has a negative effect on individuals, long-term periods of time. We also know that individuals coming out of prison have poor outcomes upon release (they tend to be re-arrested at high rates). With the knowledge that society can’t merely keep everyone in prison forever, we are faced with the reality that assisting parolees upon release from prison is one of only a few ways we can hope to reduce recidivism.
This week I have an exercise that focuses on which individuals should be released from prison AND under what conditions they should be released. Release plans or conditions of parole (see pp. 453-455 of course text) focus on the risk and needs individuals present upon release from prison. For example, we have to focus on those things that ensure community safety, like curfews, GPS bracelets, reporting conditions, etc. We also have to address the needs offenders have upon release such as drug/education classes, mental health counseling, etc. Last, we should be cognizant to the extent possible regarding the environment individuals are moving back into upon release. For example, we should be concerned if individuals were sent to prison as a result of their associations with other known felons, individuals who are deemed to have a negative association on them (individuals who tend to get them into trouble), as well as the neighborhoods they move into. ALL OF THESE should be factors considered when developing a plan for release.
You are a parole agent at Dodge Correctional Prison and have received the following email from your supervisor:
From: Eddie Van Halen, Parole Supervisor
RE: Roger Rabite Parole Release Plan
Hope you are well. Roger Rabite will be released in early May and needs a Parole Release Plan. Rabite was sentenced to 36 months prison for Possession of Drugs, Selling of drugs, and an older probation case (Attempted Assault on Governmental Employee). The probation case was pretty tame, as he reportedly pushed his case manager. Click
to view the offense report for the cases in which he was sent to prison, his sentence sheet. a data sheet that will give you information on him, and his criminal history. Rabite hasn’t caused any problems while incarcerated and completed a drug education class. Once you’ve developed a release plan for him, complete “Rabite Parole Release Plan” Quiz, which basically asks you to fill out the release plan for him. The Parole Release Plan is due no later than
Sunday, May 2 (11:59 pm)
. I know this is your first week so I’m also sending along a recent Parole Release Plan (Click
) for you to review. It should help you out. Also, feel free to post questions to the “Roger Rabite Questions” Discussion Post (note: it ends Sat night).
PAROLE RELEASE PLAN
TOP 2 RISKS FOR GOETZ:
1. Mr. Goetz was sent to prison for drugs and had a heroin addiction.
2. Mr. Goetz was sent to prison for assaulting his wife.
Top 3 Needs
1. Mr. Goetz is a heroin addict
2. Mr. Goetz has anger problems
3. Mr. Goetz currently has a restraining order that prohibits him from being within 500 ft of Sharon
Goetz or her home.
List Mr. Goetz conditions of parole:
Report to Parole office weekly
Do not use drugs or alcohol and submit to testing as ordered by PO.
Complete anger management
Complete drug treatment as directed by counselor
Curfew of 11pm
Do not be within 500 ft of Sharon Goetz or her home
Wear GPS monitor at all times.
Do not leave Rock County, Wisconsin without permission from PO.
Obtain and maintain employment
Do not associate with John Anderson, Bobbie Levere, or John Houston
***FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY***
CITY OF JANESVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
51 South Main Avenue
Suspect Name: Roger Rabite
Arresting Officer: Deputy Dee Gregory
Offense Date: January 2018
Second Officer: Sgt. Frank N. Stein
I, Dee Gregory, recÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d a call on 1/24/18 (1:12am) about a possible drug deal in progress on the 10th block of Main (cross street Milton). A resident
reported he had watched a White Male hand something to 5 cars during the past 45 mins at the corner of Main and Milton. A car would drive up and the
WM would exchange something with the individuals in the car.
Upon arrival, I spotted one individual standing by a lamppost at the corner of Main and Milton. There was also a bicycle leaning against a tree
approximately 10 feet from the individual (it was leaning against a tree). After calling for backup, I exited my squad an approached the individual who
was standing by the light post. Upon approaching this individual, I recognized him as Roger Rabite.
I asked the suspect what he was doing and he advised me that he was Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mindin his own business and didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want any trouble tonight.Ã¢â‚¬Â I advised him that
JPD had recÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d a call that someone in this exact area was allegedly selling drugs. I asked Mr. Rabite if he knew anything about that and he said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t
know anything about that. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just out here mindin my own business and tryin to do the next right thing.Ã¢â‚¬Â
At this point I informed Mr. Rabite that I was going to do a stop and frisk for my safety and was looking for weapons or drugs. I asked Mr. Rabite if he had
any weapons or drugs on his person. He again replied, Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just mindin my own business and tryin to do the next right thing.Ã¢â‚¬Â My pat down of Mr. Rabite
returned no weapons or drugs.
At this point, I asked Mr. Rabite if that was his bicycle leaning against the tree. He said Ã¢â‚¬Å“Why, is it in violation or something?Ã¢â‚¬Â I said it was not, but I just
wanted to make sure it got back to its rightful owner. I walked over to the bicycle and looked at the handlebars. One the right handlebar there was a
name etched into the metal that read Ã¢â‚¬Å“Roger RabiteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s BikeÃ¢â‚¬Â. As I was looking at the bicycle, I noticed a backpack sitting on the ground behind the tree
(this oak tree measures about 36Ã¢â‚¬Â in diameter). I asked Mr. Rabite if this was his backpack. Mr. Rabite did not answer this question, but began repeating
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just mindin my own business, tryin to do the next best thing.Ã¢â‚¬Â I opened the backpack and found the following items:
Envelope with a check from the US Government made out to Roger Rabite for $1,300.00
A keychain with two keys on it. The keychain contained a tag that read Ã¢â‚¬Å“Roger RabiteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s KeysÃ¢â‚¬Â
A bag from Walgreens with an unopened and unused box of prescription medicine in it (Depakote).
A cardboard box with 45 individual bags of what I believed to be crack cocaine.
While I was looking through the bag, Rabite walked over and began shouting Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not mine. You planted that.Ã¢â‚¬Â I informed that Rabite that I had not
planted the contents in the bag pack. At this point, Rabite jumped on his bike and began fleeing the scene. I ordered Rabite to stop, but he failed to
comply. At this point, I confiscated the backpack as evidence and returned to my my squad car and began to pursue Rabite.
Rabite headed north on his bicycle at about 10mph. I activate my overhead lights. Rabite failed to stop. He continued (at 10 miles per hour) northbound
on Main Street for 2 miles. Finally at 5th and Main Street, he stopped his bicycled, got off it, and laid down on the ground with his legs and arms spread
Sgt. Stein rolled up from the north at this time and we took Rabite into custody. While informing him of his Miranda rights and charges, Rabite began
yelling Ã¢â‚¬Å“You sorry Motherfuckers! All you do is give me a hard time! IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just tryin to help out some friends and all you wanna do is fuck with me.
Rabite was placed in SteinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s squad and taken to the Rock County Jail for the following offenses: (1) Possession of Controlled Substance, Sell of Constrolled
Substance, Disorderly conduct, Resisting Arrest. Criminal history shows that Rabite was on felony probation for Attempted Assault of Governmental
Employee. RabiteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Parole Officer was contacted.
Rock County District Court
One May 3, 2018, Roger Rabite entered a plea of GUILTY for the following offenses:
Selling of Controlled Substance (felony)
Possession of Controlled Substance (felony)
Attempted Assualt of a Governmental Employee (felony)-Probation Revoked
The Court Finds Roger Rabite Guilty on this date and sentences him 36 months in the Institutional
Division of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections
PAROLE RELASE FORM
RELEASE DATE: 5/3/21
Name: Roger Rabite
Street Address: 100 South Main
Marital Status: single
Case Number: 49-0128
Contact Phone: None
Gender (Circle One):
No. of Dependent Children: 0
Child Protection Service. Activity:
YES X NO
D.L. Status (Check One):
Name and relationship of persons you will live with upon release: I will live at Psy Consultant group
home with George Clooney, Elton John, Jon Rodriguez, Martin Surer, and Paul Gregory. Case managerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s
name is Rafael Ramirez.
IS CLIENT ON PROBATION?
IS CLIENT ON PAROLE?
PAROLE OFFICER: George Gonzales
PAROLE OFFENSE: Sell of CS_____
# OF PRIOR MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS: numerous (see attached)
CURRENTLY RECEIVING (or within last year): X Food Stamps
ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES ON RECORD:
# OF PRIOR FELONIES CONVICTIONS: 4
Unemployment X SSI/Disability
X YES: Attempted Assault on Governmental Employee
SUBSTANCE ABUSE HISTORY
Prior Substance Abuse? X Yes
Prior Substance Abuse Treatment: X Yes
Primary Drug of Choice: Crack Cocaine
Secondary Drug of Choice: Heroin
Years Using: ______________________________
Last Usage (date): 1/1/2017
IV Drug User? X Yes
History of IV Drug Use?
Currently in Substance Abuse Treatment?
If Yes, then current modality:
Yes X No
Where: _____________________/ Start Date: ______________
Treatment Comments: While incarcerated, Roger completed the Drug Education Class (2-1 hour classes per
week for wks).
CURRENT PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS: Depakote, Zyprexa, Methadone
PHARMOCOLOGICAL INTERVENTION FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE:
HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDER: Medicaid________________________
HISTORY OF MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS: X Yes
HISTORY OF PHYSICAL PROBLEMS?
No, IF YES, WHAT:
No, IF YES, WHAT: broken hip
NAME OF FAMILY DOCTOR: Jorge Salazano, Psychiatrist (262-555-5555)
HIGHEST GRADE COMPLETED IN SCHOOL: X (1) _8th____ Grade Compl.
(3) Some College
(4) College Graduate (BS, BA, AS) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ
EMPLOYED? X No
(2) HS Grad/GED
Not In School
Yes, Where: Disability
PRIMARY SOURCE OF SUPPORT:
EMPLOYMENT STATUS (Circle One): X 1 – Full-Time
NET MONTHLY INCOME: _$1,300.00/month
2 – Part-Time
3 – Unemployed
Employment Comments: NONE
RELIABLE X NOT RELIABLE
CURRENT CHILD SUPPORT: NO CURRENT CUSTODY STATUS: Prison (to be released 5/5/21
GENERAL COMMENTS: Roger will be released from DCCI 5/5 and return to
Janesville where he will reside at Psy Consult. Halfway house. While incarcerated,
Roger was reasonably compliantand had few violations. He completed the Drug
Education Class, although his teacher questions RogerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ability to comprehend
several modules of the course. Roger stated that he will look for part-time work
mowing lawns and shoveling snow.
Criminal History Report on Roger Rabite
2018 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Poss Controlled Substance (crack), Selling Controlled Substance (guilty 5/3/2021-sentenced to 36 months prison
2017 2016 –
2014 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Att. Assault of Government Officer (RecÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d 5 yrs. probation 1/3/14); Probation revoked 5/3/2018 (sent to 36 mos prison)
2011 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Possession of Controlled Substance (heroin) (2 counts)-18 months Prison
2010 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Disorderly Conduct
2008 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Disorderly Conduct Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Five days jail
2005 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Disorderly Conduct, Loitering
2004 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Loitering
OUT OF STATE HISTORY:
STATE OF Louisiana
2002 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ ASSAULT, DISORDERLY CONDUCT, RESISTING ARREST
1999 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ DISORDERLY CONDUCT, Delivery of Cocaine (dismissed)
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