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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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2008-2009, at 34 (4,644 paroles denied of 7,924 considered).
2009-2010, at 27 (4,098 paroles denied of 6,788 considered).
Levin said time and money are wasted when doctors spend write recommendations for inmates who won't be considered eligible for medical parole anyway.
A single commission with doctors and parole officials "in the same room" discussing cases "would really streamline the process," Levin said.
In order to assess the determinants of a parole recommendation, five theoretical groupings of variables were tested to develop the best, most parsimonious model.
Table 2 presents the results from logistic regression for a parole recommendation.
Wall repeatedly explained his view that many inmates are not worthy of parole and said parole board members are not voting on paroles to meet any statistical standard.
I still am really troubled by this dramatic change," he said, saying it appears the parole board believes public safety is better served by not granting paroles.
The prisoners let out of jail last week had sought paroles on grounds ranging from attending the wedding of a sister's daughter to simply restoring social ties," said an official who read the parole orders.
Antonovich has also been talking with state officials about whether the Antelope Valley has more than its share of parolees and has a meeting scheduled Monday with Lancaster officials and Jim L'Etoile, director of the state's adult parole operations, Antonovich aide Anna Pembedjian said.
Most of the newly paroled have not been free a full year, but parole officials say the low rate of prison returns looks promising.
Lichtenstein, for example, argues that pardons were a means of excusing unfortunate white convicts from having to mix with blacks and that parole was largely a matter of bribery, which clearly favored whites.