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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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prisoners and parolees to attend religious programs.
For instance, if the plan is to use GPS with high-risk violent parolees, the goal of the program, like that of the gang program, might be as a focused deterrent to quickly identify violators in order to return them back to prison as soon as possible.
GPS is not the sole solution to monitoring the nation's growing number of parolees and cannot replace face-to-face contacts between agents and parolees.
69) It was placed there in response to the high volume of parolees continuously returning to that neighborhood, (70) and its basic principle is to successfully reintegrate the parolee with society through a judge supervised program, similar to a problem-solving court model.
Patrick, who accepted the resignation of the executive director of the Parole Board and five Parole Board members in the wake of that shooting incident that left both the parolee and a police officer dead.
The law expands incentive credits for inmates to reduce their sentences and places parolees on nonrevocable parole status.
With respect to parole conditions, state statutes prescribe general conditions that apply to all parolees, such as complying with parole agent instructions, not possessing a weapon, refraining from criminal activity, and not associating with convicted felons.
Thus, developing family bonds and obtaining employment may be critical in helping parolees remain crime-free and successfully complete parole.
While Operation Spotlight has not been fully implemented, parole officers are currently swamped with heavy caseloads, and, the last time the state doubled their numbers, technical violations skyrocketed, and thousands of parolees went back to prison.
We thought parolees were no longer part of the general nursing home population.
Following a brief summary of the characteristics of Lower East Side parolees and La Bodega participants, Part II presents the social context into which parolees from the Lower East Side return.