Discharge & Releases
Unfortunately, there are no free passes out of jail. There are several types of discharge or release from jail, and they can be somewhat complex. Not every inmate qualifies for every type of release.
An inmate may have bail set at the time of arraignment. The type and amount of bail is determined by the charges and severity of the crime. There are several types of bail release.
To find out more information about bail, contact the Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts at 814-432-9577
Release on Recognizance (ROR)
Release conditioned only upon the defendant's written agreement to appear when required and to comply with the conditions of the bail bond.
Release on Non-Monetary Conditions
Release conditioned upon the defendant's agreement to comply with any non-monetary conditions, as set forth in which the bail authority determines are reasonably necessary to ensure the defendant's appearance and compliance with the conditions of the bail bond.
Release on Unsecured Bail Bond
Release conditioned upon the defendant's written agreement to be liable for a fixed sum of money if he or she fails to appear as required or fails to comply with the conditions of the bail bond. No money or other form of security is deposited
Release on Nominal Bail
Release conditioned upon the defendant's depositing a nominal amount of cash which the bail authority determines is sufficient security for the defendant's release, and the agreement of a designated person, organization, or bail agency to act as surety for the defendant.
Release on a Monetary Condition
Release conditioned upon the defendant's compliance with a monetary condition imposed. The amount of the monetary condition shall not be greater than is necessary to reasonably ensure the defendant's appearance and compliance with the conditions of the bail bond.
Release by Court Order
In some special cases, an attorney or representative may petition the court to release an inmate. Usually, these releases are done under special conditions.
Probation or Parole
This is when an inmate is released under the supervision of a probation or parole department. Probation or parole, at the county or state level, is a condition of a sentence. There are various types of probation and parole releases and programs.
This is when an inmate has reached the minimum or maximum time he or she has been sentenced to by the court. The inmate is released as long as there are no other conditions to his or her release or no other charges pending.