14/9/18 Benefit of parole


Parole is a conditional release from prison before the convict’s sentence term is completed. This means that the person on parole (or “parolee”) is still serving some part of the remaining sentence but outside confinement.
A prisoner may obtain this benefit if they seem capable of reintegrating into society and meet the required conditions for release.
Federal prisoners released on parole must report to a designated Parole Officer for supervision.
Parolees must adhere to a set of conditions designed to protect public safety and ensure adequate supervision. These conditions may include: prohibition to carry guns, leave the state or contact certain people; an order to follow medical treatment or complete certain programs; an order to find and keep a job, etc.
Failing to comply with any condition may cause a parole violation. If the parolee violates the conditions of release, an arrest warrant is issued and the violator is promptly returned to custody, with possible return to prison for the remainder of his sentence.

Useful language:
To be released on parole
To be on parole
Parole Officer
To be under parole supervision
Be eligible for parole