Parole is the provisional release of a prisoner who agrees to certain conditions. Originating from the Italian parole (“voice”, “spoken words”), the term became associated during the Middle Ages with the release of prisoners who gave their word of honor to abide by certain restrictions. Both civilian prisoners and prisoners of war may be paroled under certain circumstances. Parole should not be confused with probation, which is a term of supervision assigned instead of a prison sentence rather than early release from prison.

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Louisiana Department Of Public Safety & Corrections - Agency Overview - Board of Parole
... The seven members of the Board of Parole are appointed by the Governor ... function in three-person panels to grant or deny parole to inmates who are eligible for parole, set behavioral conditions for inmates released to parole by action of the board or by diminution ...
Lennoxville Massacre - Convictions
... Tremblay were given life sentences for the murders with no chance of parole before 25 years ... They were all granted parole nonetheless on the faint-hope clause and ended up serving between 17 and 22 years each ... Michaud was released on full parole in June 2005 ...
Life Imprisonment In The United States - Parole - Three-strikes Law
... lengthy sentences for petty theft including life with the possibility of parole and 50 years to life, stating that neither sentence conflicted with the ban on "cruel and unusual punishment" in the Eighth ...
Louisiana Department Of Public Safety & Corrections - Agency Overview - Division of Probation and Parole-Adult
... The Division of Probation and Parole-Adult, comprising twenty-one district offices throughout the state and a Headquarters Office in Baton Rouge, functions as a community services division ... who are released to the community on probation, parole, diminution of sentence, or medical furlough ... They supervise inmates in ten community rehabilitation centers (CRCs) and the intensive parole cases from institutional IMPACT (Intensive Motivational Program of Alternative ...
Parole, Poland
... Parole is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Nadarzyn, within Pruszków County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland ...

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