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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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I don't understand why the parole was even considered," Aquino said in Filipino during a media interview after attending the anniversary rites of the Department of Labor and Employment in Quezon City.
MalacaAaAaAeA~ang had earli said the President was "not happy" with Leviste's parole and immediately ordered the Department of Justice to investigate the matter.
McGiverin said that granting medical parole to inmates like Rash would save the state millions of dollars each year.
He said some parole hearings now appear more like criminal trials than hearings to assess paroles, suggesting the board was re-evaluating sentences imposed by judges.
Senior criminal lawyer Kamini Jaiswal said the government's move to grant paroles in a hurry was a clear attempt to increase numbers and strengthen its case in court.
Since 2006, the daily paper has used its Web site to let readers contact the state parole board when certain convicts are facing parole.
Antelope Valley's parole population has more than doubled in the last 15 years, while the valley's population overall has gone up a little more than 50 percent, records show.
Still, the increased paroles have helped reduce Alabama's prison population from 28,400 in April 2003 to 26,450 in March 2004.
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.