947.181 Victim restitution as condition of parole.—
(1)(a) The Parole Commission shall require as a condition of parole reparation or restitution to the aggrieved party for the damage or loss caused by the offense for which the parolee was imprisoned unless the commission finds reasons to the contrary. If the commission does not order restitution or orders only partial restitution, the commission shall state on the record the reasons therefor. The amount of such reparation or restitution shall be determined by the Parole Commission.
(b) If the parolee fails to make the reparation or restitution to the aggrieved party as authorized in paragraph (a), it shall be considered by the commission as a violation of parole as specified in s. 947.21 and may be cause for revocation of her or his parole.
(2) If a defendant is paroled, any restitution ordered under s. 775.089 shall be a condition of such parole. The Parole Commission may revoke parole if the defendant fails to comply with such order. In determining whether to revoke parole, the Parole Commission shall consider the defendant’s employment status, earning ability, and financial resources; the willfulness of the defendant’s failure to pay; and any other special circumstances that may have a bearing on the defendant’s ability to pay.
History.—s. 3, ch. 77-150; s. 304, ch. 79-400; s. 34, ch. 83-131; ss. 5, 10, ch. 84-363; s. 37, ch. 86-183; ss. 25, 67, ch. 88-122; s. 17, ch. 89-531; s. 20, ch. 90-337; s. 1, ch. 93-2; s. 9, ch. 93-37; s. 1677, ch. 97-102.