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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]

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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(30) I ndeterminate sentences for felony offenses were introduced in 1919, although there were strict guidelines about their use and provisions that no one could be paroled before twelve months of their sentence had expired.
In 1910 only 23 convicts were pardoned and a further 49 paroled. By 1915 this had risen to 76 paroled and three pardoned, still well short of the numbers granted early release before the introduction of parole.
A state inmate was prematurely paroled due to a state's clerical error and his parole was later revoked for misconduct.
The average age of prisoners released for parole increased from 31 years in 1990 to 34 in 1999, and an estimated 109,300 state prisoners age 40 or older were paroled (26 percent of all parolees).
The program authorized the boards to place inmates who are not paroled but released due to good conduct abatement on mandatory supervision, as if on parole.
Since the facility staff have a vested interest in an inmate's success, if paroled, they suggest appropriate parole conditions designed specifically for each inmate.
"A detailed record is kept by the Parole Officer, under a special system recently devised and put in operation, by means of which the status, condition, and whereabouts of each paroled prisoner can at any time be ascertained at a glance."
Only 156 inmates of the more than 4,000 eligible were paroled in the first 10 years of the program.