Filed Under: Criminal Law

3 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).


A means of releasing an offender to serve the remaining portion of his sentence in the community under supervision.


The release of an offender from prison prior to the end of the sentence. The offender continues to serve the sentence outside of prison under the supervision of a parole officer and must obey specific conditions or risk returning to custody.

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