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Statutes > South-dakota > Title-24 > Chapter-15 > Statute-24-15-8

24-15-8. Personal appearance of inmate before parole board--Courtesy hearing--Decline of parole and waiver of hearing--Criteria for parole--Time of parole. When an inmate becomes eligible for consideration for parole, the inmate shall be called before the Board of Pardons and Paroles to personally present the inmate's application for parole. If the inmate is housed in an institution outside of this state, the board may request that the paroling authority in the receiving state hold a courtesy hearing pursuant to the rules and regulations of the receiving state and submit to the board their findings regarding the inmate. An inmate may decline parole consideration and waive the right to a hearing. The board may issue an order to the Department of Corrections that the inmate shall be paroled if it is satisfied that:
(1) The inmate has been confined in the penitentiary for a sufficient length of time to accomplish the inmate's rehabilitation;
(2) The inmate will be paroled under the supervision and restrictions provided by law for parolees, without danger to society; and
(3) The inmate has secured suitable employment or beneficial occupation of the inmate's time likely to continue until the end of the period of the inmate's parole in some suitable place within or without the state where the inmate will be free from criminal influences.
Neither this section nor its application may be the basis for establishing a constitutionally protected liberty, property, or due process interest in any prisoner.

Source: SDC 1939, §§ 13.5301, 13.5302; SL 1939, ch 34; SDC Supp 1960, § 13.5304; SL 1955, ch 31, § 2; SL 1957, ch 36, § 2; SL 1964, ch 33, §§ 4 to 6; SDCL, §§ 23-60-11, 23-60-12, 23-60-14; SL 1978, ch 186, § 24; SL 1985, ch 205, § 4; SL 1986, ch 208; SL 1992, ch 177, § 18; SL 2002, ch 124, § 1.