Absconder: To run from and hide to avoid prosecution or punishment. Including jail time.
Every state deals with absconders. These are people that are due in court and hide to avoid legal process. Keep in mind that you should not try to apprehend someone that is on an absconder list. Leave this up to law enforcement.
Every state has either a most wanted list or a way to search for absconders from the department of corrections website. There are also “Absconder from Parole” these are people who have served prison time and were released on parole and stop contact with the court systems or their parole officer.
Just because of the sheer number of parolees within the United States it is impossible for police to track down parolees to make sure they are in good condition and complying with orders from their release. Typically what happens is the parole does not call into the parole officer, doesn’t show for a scheduled meeting and is not heard of again. It does not matter if the person is parole or on probation, both can Abscond.
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