provisional release from prison, with certain conditions such as probation in some states

Parole is the release of a prisoner before the end of his or her original sentence.[1] This is based on the prisoner accepting certain conditions. Usually these include remaining on good behavior. They also agree to be monitored for a period of time by a public official called a parole officer.[2]



  1. "parole". The Free Dictionary. Farlex. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  2. "Parole". Legal Information Institute. Cornell University Law School. Retrieved December 4, 2016.