The Department of Correction prepares residents for parole by providing programs, but the decision to parole a resident is made by the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole. The Commission is a separate agency with a director and commission members appointed by the Governor.
The commission website includes hearing dates and information on preparing for a parole. Requests specific to the parole decisions should be directed to the commission.
When a resident receives parole they are placed under the jurisdiction of the IDOC Bureau of Probation and Parole for supervision. The Bureau of Probation and Parole has standards of supervision based upon the resident's risk.