Parole Diaries

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 9.1  (43)

Parole Diaries is a reality TV show that aired on TV One in 2012. It revolved around the lives of three parole officers named Rodd Houston, Gerald Carter, and John Taylor, who work for the Georgia Department of Corrections. The show follows their daily routines and interactions with their parolees, as well as their personal lives.

Rodd Houston is a seasoned veteran in the world of parole and has been working as a parole officer for over 20 years. He is a father of three and balances his work and personal life with ease. Throughout the show, Houston can be seen visiting his parolees and ensuring that they are following the rules set for them to avoid going back to jail. He also participates in community events and works with other organizations to help reduce the rate of recidivism.

Gerald Carter, another parole officer, has a different approach to his work. He is more stern and straightforward with his parolees, often giving them tough love to make sure that they understand the seriousness of their situation. He is a former police officer and has a strong belief in the power of discipline to turn around the lives of his parolees. Carter’s work history also gives him an advantage in the field, as he has a good rapport with local law enforcement agencies.

John Taylor, the youngest of the three parole officers, has a different perspective on parole. He is a former inmate who was given a second chance at life after serving time. He is committed to helping his parolees reintegrate into society and is a strong advocate for providing education and job opportunities to those who have served their time. John’s personal experiences give him a unique perspective, and he is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of his parolees.

Throughout the show, the parole officers come across a variety of cases, from those who are committed to turning their lives around to those who are struggling to break free from their past. Their job is to make sure that their parolees follow their parole conditions, such as attending counseling sessions, not using drugs or alcohol, and maintaining employment. They work tirelessly to ensure that their parolees stay out of trouble and avoid going back to jail.

Aside from their work, the parole officers’ personal lives are also documented on the show. Viewers get an inside look at their families, relationships, and hobbies outside of work. This adds a human touch to the series and helps viewers to understand the personal struggles and triumphs of the parole officers.

The show also explores the challenges and limitations of the parole system. There are times when the parole officers are torn between their duty to uphold the rules and their desire to help their parolees succeed. There are also situations where the rules might not be the best solution for a particular parolee, and the officers must use their discretion to make the right decision.

In conclusion, Parole Diaries is an engaging and insightful show that offers viewers an inside look at the lives of parole officers and their parolees. It offers a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and the challenges faced by those trying to reintegrate into society after serving time in prison. The show’s focus on the personal lives of the parole officers also adds depth and humanizes these public service workers. Parole Diaries is a must-watch for anyone interested in the criminal justice system and the various ways in which it impacts the lives of people.

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When the Bottom Drops
13. When the Bottom Drops
December 5, 2012
Summary not available
Clean And Sober
12. Clean And Sober
November 28, 2012
A parolee battles drug addiction; a sex offender violates the terms of his parole; and a parolee tries to get sober.
On The Straight And Norrow
11. On The Straight And Norrow
November 21, 2012
A sex offender is questioned for living near a school in the opener of this reality series following the daily lives of parole officers.
Sorry Ms. Jackson
10. Sorry Ms. Jackson
November 14, 2012
A recovering heroin addict struggles to stay clean; an officer tries to get a parolee to take his medication.
Walk the Line
9. Walk the Line
November 7, 2012
A parolee is suspected of drug abuse; an officer assists a convicted sex offender find a place to live.
Carter's Rules
8. Carter's Rules
October 31, 2012
Summary not available
Outside Interference
7. Outside Interference
October 24, 2012
Summary not available
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
October 17, 2012
Summary not available
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
October 10, 2012
Summary not available
Out of The Frying Pan
4. Out of The Frying Pan
October 3, 2012
Follow parole officers in Indianapolis, IN, as they attempt to fulfill their duties.
Clean and Sober
3. Clean and Sober
September 26, 2012
Follow parole officers in Indianapolis, IN, as they attempt to fulfill their duties.
Rock Bottom
2. Rock Bottom
September 19, 2012
Follow parole officers in Indianapolis, IN, as they attempt to fulfill their duties.
On The Straight And Narrow
1. On The Straight And Narrow
September 12, 2012
Follow parole officers in Indianapolis, IN.
  • Premiere Date
    September 12, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    9.1  (43)