Restrictions for Felons by State

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Rules and Restrictions for Felons

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PROBATION: served instead of a prison sentence.

SUPERVISED RELEASE, frequently referred to as probation: served after release from a prison sentence.

For both probation and supervised release, the offender will be under the supervision of a U.S. Probation Officer.

MANDATORY Conditions of Supervision: Required by 18U.S.C.§3583, these are frequently included in a district’s Standard Conditions.

STANDARD Conditions of Supervision: These vary in each federal district and may vary based on the date of the offense.

SPECIAL Conditions of Supervision: Imposed by a judge at sentencing, these will vary from case to case.

Always follow the conditions given to you by your U.S. Probation Officer. 

Loss of Rights

Felons’ loss of certain rights and the possible restoration of those rights vary state by state.

For a state by state comparison of loss and restoration of civil and firearms rights click below:

To view the federal guidelines pertaining to these conditions visit the links below:

United States Sentencing Commission Guidelines Manual:

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Sex Offender Registry Requirements