Indiana Code Title 11. Corrections § 11-13-3-2

Sec. 2 . (a) Release on parole and discharge of an offender sentenced for an offense under IC 35-50 shall be determined under IC 35-50-6.

(b) Parole and discharge eligibility for offenders sentenced for offenses under laws other than IC 35-50 is as follows:

(1) A person sentenced upon conviction of a felony to an indeterminate term of imprisonment is eligible for consideration for release on parole upon completion of his minimum term of imprisonment, less the credit time he has earned with respect to that term.

(2) A person sentenced upon conviction of a felony to a determinate term of imprisonment is eligible for consideration for release on parole upon completion of one-half ( 1/2 ) of his determinate term of imprisonment or at the expiration of twenty (20) years, whichever comes first, less the credit time he has earned with respect to that term.

(3) A person sentenced upon conviction of first degree murder or second degree murder to a term of life imprisonment is eligible for consideration for release on parole upon completion of twenty (20) years of time served on the sentence.  A person sentenced upon conviction of a felony other than first degree murder or second degree murder to a term of life imprisonment is eligible for consideration for release on parole upon completion of fifteen (15) years of time served on the sentence.  A person sentenced upon conviction of more than one (1) felony to more than one (1) term of life imprisonment is not eligible for consideration for release on parole under this section.  A person sentenced to a term of life imprisonment does not earn credit time with respect to that term.

(4) A person sentenced upon conviction of a misdemeanor is not eligible for parole and shall, instead, be discharged upon completion of his term of imprisonment, less the credit time he has earned with respect to that term.

(c) A person whose parole is revoked may be reinstated on parole by the parole board any time after the revocation, regardless of whether the offender was sentenced under IC 35-50 or another law.  The parole board may adopt, under IC 4-22-2, rules and regulations regarding eligibility for reinstatement.


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