Reporting Someone on Parole for Leaving Without Signing Out and Without a Pass
In Wagner v. Pennsylvania Bd. of Probation and Parole, 846 A.2d 187 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2004), the Board found that:
Soors to the facility were not locked during the day, and were locked only from the outside at night, thus, allowing anyone in the facility to leave;
There was a monitor at the front door at all times for the purpose of keeping track as to who was in the facility; residents were able to leave the facility unescorted on passes;
Windows were not covered with bars;
Staff members were trained as counselors, not law enforcement, and could not restrain any resident from leaving the facility.
The staff members would only report to parole authorities if a resident left without properly signing out and without a pass. Wagner, 846 A.2d at 191.