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(pərōl`), in criminal law, release from prison of a convict before the expiration of his term on condition that his activities be restricted and that he report regularly to an officer. The convict generally remains under sentence, and the restrictions (as of residence, occupation, type of associates) and the supervision are intended to prevent a relapse into crime. Any violation of parole may result in return to imprisonment. The procedure of parole is regulated by statute in the jurisdictions of the United States. It is less often administered directly by the executive than it is by a board or officer with the power to release a convict after he has served the minimum of an indeterminate sentencesentence,
in criminal law, punishment that a court orders, imposed on a person convicted of criminal activity. Sentences typically consist of fines, corporal punishment, imprisonment for varying periods including life, or capital punishment, and sometimes combine two or more
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. Parole is designed to give the prisoner a chance to readjust and to expedite the process of rehabilitation. In military law, a parole is the promise by a prisoner of war on being released from confinement that he will remain in a stipulated place, not attempt to escape, and not take up arms again in the current hostilities against the forces that captured him.


See studies by G. Cavender (1982) and H. E. Allen (1985).





the conditional release from punishment of convicted offenders before they have served the entire sentence set by the court. Under Soviet law, parole may be applied to persons sentenced to exile, banishment, deprivation of freedom, or correctional labor without deprivation of freedom. It may also be applied to persons serving conditional sentences of deprivation of freedom with certain obligatory work, to military personnel assigned to disciplinary battalions, and to persons conditionally released from deprivation of freedom with obligatory work on the condition that the convicted persons have shown by exemplary behavior and an honest attitude toward work that they have reformed. As a rule, parole may be applied only after half, two-thirds, or three-fourths of the term of punishment has been served. It is not applicable to particularly dangerous recidivists, persons convicted of especially dangerous crimes against the state, or persons convicted of intentional homicide with aggravating circumstances; neither can parole be applied in several other cases provided by law.

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BOSTON - A group of state senators yesterday distributed names and photos of the 12 most wanted parolees in the state, and called for quick action to strengthen the state's parole laws, including a crackdown on paroles for repeat offenders.
While the new law, SB18XXX, reduces the number of parolees under supervision, state corrections officials said fears of increased crime are exaggerated and portrayed the law as an improvement to the system.
31) The individual parole agent assigned to the parolee's case also retains authority to impose additional conditions based on the commitment offense or facts particular to the parolee and his personal circumstances.
To supplement the parolee interviews, we chose to interview a group of parole officers who deal primarily with new parolees.
Parole officers can search the homes of parolees and arrest them when they violate their parole terms, which can include requirements like staying drug free and living with a specific relative.
Gygi was arrested in July 2015 after she gave the parolee an undisclosed amount of cash, a 9mm pistol, ammunition and a car during a meeting in Springfield.
non-sectarian organizations are not accessible to the parolee.
In contrast to the first study, the odds of technical and nontechnical violations were greater among the parolees on GPS supervision.
97) After initially meeting with his or her parole officer, the parolee reports to an intake meeting.
In a case of "Not Welcome Here," the American Association of Retired Persons in Illinois is up in arms over the fact that recent parolees are sometimes placed in nursing homes, side by side with vulnerable elderly residents.
On many occasions, family members have encouraged the individual parolee to contact their La Bodega case manager or have contacted the family case manager themselves in order to avert or mitigate a relapse.
A Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties will see parolees and probationers not only teaching communities how to farm in a sustainable way but also providing training in conservation agriculture.