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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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The paroling authorities in these states all received training in the use of the framework.
In addition to the wealth of research that supports risk assessments, in practice, risk and needs assessment instruments are quite prevalent among paroling authorities in the U.S.
A third document, Comprehensive Framework for Paroling Authorities in an Era of Evidence-Based Practices, describes the broad vision that paroling authorities must have in order to support the release and revocation of offenders effectively with evidence-based practices.
There is a lack of definitive, substantive research on the performance of paroling authorities.
Many, if not all, paroling authorities consider an offender's drug history in deciding whether to grant or deny parole.