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pa·role

(pă-rōl'),
In psychiatry, term for conditional release of a formally committed patient from a mental hospital before formal discharge, so that the patient may be returned to the hospital if necessary without fresh legal action.
[Fr., fr. L. parabola, discourse, fr G. parabolē]

parole

[pərōl′]
(in psychiatry) a system of supervision of a patient who has been physically released from a hospital setting but is still listed as an inpatient and may be returned to the hospital without further court action. Also called leave.

pa·role

(pă-rōl')
In psychiatry, conditional release of a formally committed patient from a mental hospital before formal discharge, so that the patient may be returned to the hospital if necessary without fresh legal action.
[Fr., fr. L. parabola, discourse, fr G. parabolē]

parole

(pa-rol') [Fr. parole, short for parole d'honneur, word of honor]
1. In psychiatry, the release of a patient from the hospital on a trial basis.
2. In the criminal justice system, the release of an prisoner to monitored life in society at large. Synonym: community supervision
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Ben was paroled as a result of this affidavit, especially after the warden testified as well to his good behavior on the gang.
Willie was paroled five months after his conviction.
Afterwards both judge and jury recommended clemency and he was paroled within a year.
All third-party correspondence is particularly important to the service boards because the board members are unfamiliar with the communities into which an offender will be paroled.
Of course, if an inmate is paroled, the personal characteristics of a typical military inmate significantly contributes to the success of the treatment programs, counseling, re-entry plans, parole supervision and, ultimately, his or her successful return to society as a responsible citizen.
When Charles Rothenberg was paroled in 1990 after serving seven years for the notorious attempted murder of his son, 24-hour surveillance by parole agents was supplemented by an electronic monitoring system.
This is a central focus of the PCSD, because local law enforcement requires up-to-date, readily accessible information on felons paroled to their jurisdictions.
He was sentenced to the time he had already served in jail, placed on probation for five years and paroled Jan.
We have always said that he needs to spend more time in prison, that he may eventually be paroled, but that he needs to spend more time first.
But Singleton's sentence was reduced because of good behavior and he was paroled in 1987 after spending 8-1/2 years behind bars.
Winbush, a convicted robber who has confessed to the murder, had been paroled just 12 days before Beeson's killing and had been ordered by the California Youth Authority to wear the electronic bracelet during hours he was required to stay at home.