What's the difference between public and private contact when on parole?
Asked Jan 9, 2012, 12:51 PM
Ok, so my fiancˇ was sentenced to 60 days for his escape charges (in Vermont). His parole has been extended from April to August. I was told that I can visit him in jail and speak to him on the phone. However when he's released from jail I was told I can have "public" contact with him and speak with him on the phone, but I can't have "private" contact with him until he has completed 120 days of his program. He was originally arrested on domestic assault charges 3 years ago involving an old girlfriend. I know the difference between public and private but what do they consider public contact? Does that mean we can see each other if friends or other people are around or we are not alone? I don't want to get my fiancˇ in trouble in any way and I just want to cover all the bases. Thanks in advance for any advice!