Curfew and other rules are much more stringent in the half-way house (he describes it as more like a boarding home). There, he had to be in each night by 7:00 PM. His PO [Parole Officer], said that he did not have a curfew while he was living at home. He said that when you are paying your own way, you don’t have a curfew—you are on your own.
On vehicles: he said that they want a
picture of the car and the license number of it when you start driving.
If you are out late at night and the police run your license plate on the
car it will show up that you are a parolee. He said it gives them a “green
light” to do whatever they want with you. He said the best bet is to
ride with someone else.
On his Parole Officer: he said he has
the best parole officer in the whole Sacramento Metro Unit. He said that
his parole officer told him that he though he was going to make it out
of parole. The PO said that when he first read his paperwork, he estimated
that Jesse would not make it more than three months before he was violated.
Now that he knows Jesse, the PO feels otherwise. He cautions Jesse to be
careful and follow all the rules. He had given Jesse many Job Applications
one to Cal-trans and other good job possibilities. He goes out of his way
to help him. All the other parole officers in the Metro Unit are poor.
On his housing: Jesse had recently moved
from the downtown half-way house to his parents home in North Sacramento.
A couple of weeks ago his PO told him he was going to have to move to another
location, away from his parents. Jesse was told that he had to move because
of “his community.” He said that when Jesse leaves his parents house
he passes by four schools on his way to work. They (his parents neighbors)
all know he is a 290 high-risk to re-offend. When he leaves each morning
he is followed form his parents house out of the neighborhoods by mothers
who are upset that he is living near their area. He said that “It’s
horrible” and very tough on his parents who are friends with the neighbors.
The neighbors have pulled up next to him at stop signs and roll down their
windows and yell out, ‘You Sick Son-of-a-Bitch!” They just want him
out of the neighborhood.
On his work: He works two jobs one at
DMV. He parks cars at DMV. His other job is in Roseville. He drives a fork-lift
at a wrecking yard. He was friendly with a family that lived near the yard.
Lately it seemed they were sullen and distant towards him. He did not see
the kid out playing in the yard. He asked his boss and was told that the
police had come out and talked with the family and that’s why they weren’t
friendly. They came clear out to Roseville to notice neighbors where he
worked about his conviction info. He has worked 15 days straight.
On Profile: Jesse was told that he was
to have a scheduled profile. When he went there were 40 people, men and
women from at least 5 different agencies (Sheriffs, Police Officers, parole,
FBI, DoJ and the DA and his parole officer). They asked all sorts of questions
about his case information and how he was doing on Parole. It was not a
He said his PO would give him addresses
of places for him to live. The [Studio Apts and SRO’s] is where a friend
of his lives in downtown Sacramento. Utilities included and furnished rooms.
(Only have single rooms with cooking on the 2nd floor—Rent
Psychiatrist: He has to see him once a
month—He tells him not to bring up his case information as it makes him
feel like shit. He tells him how he’s doing on the outside. If you don’t
see him once a month—you can get violated for not going. You need the
Classes: he said they have classes/groups
where you are supposed to talk about your problems. He has not done this
yet as he is working two jobs.
On getting transferred to Yolo Country:
He said you would have to see your parole officer and more than likely
he would say No. He said that a lot of south state parolees are sent to
Sacramento because it’s a special unit for 290's (Metro 3). He is designated
as a “High Risk.”
Department of Corrections
Special Conditions of Parole
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