parole

(redirected from paroling)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
It will invite three new paroling authorities to implement the tool.
In 2012, after a thorough evaluation of evidence-based practices of paroling authorities, the Massachusetts Parole Board began initial planning for adopting an assessment instrument to be used across the state's parole agency.
Not all paroling authorities begin their tenure with a background in law or corrections.
2) Looking at the releases in the 21 states reviewed in this survey, 48 percent were released discretionarily by paroling authorities; 21 percent were released by other means to supervision; and 31 percent were released without supervision.
Many, if not all, paroling authorities consider an offender's drug history in deciding whether to grant or deny parole.
In 1956, the Fauteux Committee reported and recognized that treatment should be a focus of parole and recommended the establishment of a separate paroling authority that would be independent from the correctional service.