Mutual Agreement Parole

The Mutual Agreement Parole Program (MAPP) is designed to prepare selected offenders for release through structured activities, scheduled progression in custody levels, participation in community based programs and established parole dates. It is a program established jointly by the state prison system and the Post-Release and Parole Commission.

Criteria for Participation
There is no parole for offenders who committed crimes after Oct. 1, 1994 sentenced under Structured Sentencing. Only offenders who committed crimes before that date and were sentenced under Fair Sentencing or earlier criminal sentencing laws in North Carolina may be considered for parole or MAPP.

MAPP participation is available to offenders who are within three years of parole and meet the following criteria:

  • Must be in medium or minimum custody;
  • Not be subject to a detainer or pending court action that could result in further confinement;
  • Be infraction-free for a period of 90 days prior to being recommended; or
  • If sentenced under the Fair Sentencing Act, is otherwise eligible for 270-day parole or community service parole;

Program Operation
There should be a recognizable need on the part of the offender for involvement in the MAPP program and the offender should express a desire to participate in improving educational achievements, learning skills, personal growth programs, and modifying specific behavior.