2017 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 20 - Judgment and Sentence
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 40-20-110. Sentence for separate offenses -- Parole considerations.
- (a) If a person is sentenced for two (2) or more separate offenses, sentence shall be pronounced for each offense, and imprisonment may equal, but shall not exceed, the total of the maximum terms provided by law for the offenses, which total shall, for the purpose of §§ 40-20-107 -- 40-20-110, be construed as one (1) continuous term of imprisonment.
- (1) The department of correction shall notify the board of parole when inmates sentenced to consecutive sentences which require custodial parole consideration reach parole eligibility on their initial sentences.
- (2) The board shall determine when the inmate will begin service of the inmate's consecutive sentence.
- (3) No parole certificate shall be required, and the inmate shall be heard for parole when eligible on the inmate's consecutive sentence.
- (4) The board has the authority to begin custodial parole effective on any date on or after the custodial parole eligibility date.
- (5) A bona fide offer of employment shall not be required for custodial parole.
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