Code of the District of Columbia

§ 24–408. Prisoners who may be paroled.

(a) The power of the Board of Parole shall extend to all prisoners whose sentences exceed 180 days regardless of the nature of the offense; provided, that in the case of a prisoner convicted of an offense other than a felony, including violations of municipal regulations and ordinances and Acts of Congress in the nature of municipal regulations and ordinances, the prisoner may not be paroled until he has served one-third of the sentence imposed, and in the case of 2 or more sentences for other than a felony, no parole may be granted until after the prisoner has served one-third of the aggregate sentences imposed.

(a-1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to any offense committed on or after August 5, 2000.

(b) A person convicted of a crime of violence as defined by § 22-4501, shall not be paroled prior to serving 85% of the minimum sentence imposed; provided, that any mandatory minimum sentence shall be served in its entirety.


(July 15, 1932, 47 Stat. 698, ch. 492, § 9; June 6, 1940, 54 Stat. 242, ch. 254, § 7(a); July 17, 1947, 61 Stat. 379, ch. 263, § 6; Aug. 20, 1994, D.C. Law 10-151, § 801, 41 DCR 2608; June 8, 2001, D.C. Law 13-302, § 8(c), 47 DCR 7249.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 24-208.

1973 Ed., § 24-208.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 24-463.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 13-302 added subsec. (a-1).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 801 of the Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 1994 (D.C. Act 10-255, June 22, 1994, 41 DCR 4286).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 8(c) of the Sentencing Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-410, August 11, 2000, 47 DCR 7271).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 8(c) of the Sentencing Reform Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 13-462, November 7, 2000, 47 DCR 9443).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 8(c) of Sentencing Reform Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-2, February 2, 2001, 48 DCR 2239).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 8(c) of Sentencing Reform Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-51, May 2, 2001, 48 DCR 4370).