on parole

Also found in: Wikipedia.

(out) on parole

out of prison, conditionally, before one's total sentence is served. Bob was caught using drugs while out on parole and was sent back to prison. He has to be careful and obey the law because he is out on parole.
See also: on
References in classic literature ?
At length, in the war of 1812, her dwelling was set on fire by English soldiers, prisoners on parole, when she was away, and her cat and dog and hens were all burned up together.
When he had communicated this bright idea, which had its origin in the perusal by the village cronies of a newspaper, containing, among other matters, an account of how some officer pending the sentence of some court-martial had been enlarged on parole, Mr Willet drew back from his guest's ear, and without any visible alteration of feature, chuckled thrice audibly.
It is there that the fugitive slave, and the Mexican prisoner on parole, and the Indian come to plead the wrongs of his race should find them; on that separate but more free and honorable ground, where the State places those who are not with her, but against her--the only house in a slave State in which a free man can abide with honor.
Arnold Schwarzenegger ordered state prison officials to evaluate sex offenders for the risk they pose to the public before they are released on parole.
This theory holds that parolees remain in the custody of the state while on parole and, therefore, are entitled to only the same limited Fourth Amendment rights as inmates.
But given the number of blacks released on parole during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, it is likely that many African Georgians also knew that if they were obedient, deferential, hard-working and on good terms with local whites, they migh t, if caught within the criminal justice system, benefit from a measure of mercy.
The department is responsible for more than 12,200 juvenile and young adult offenders, with 7,400 in 11 institutions and four conservation camps, and 4,800 on parole.
That means the Antelope Valley has less than 4 percent of Los Angeles County's population, but 11 percent of its high-risk sex offenders on parole.
From the ward's first day in orientation to his last day in the institution, he is continually preparing for his release on parole.
In Desert Hot Springs, parole officials agreed to impose a moratorium in January 2005 after concluding that nearly 3 percent of the community's 17,000 residents were ex-convicts on parole.
More than two out of three California parolees end up back in prison on parole violations,'' said Leno, D-San Francisco.
A state attorney said the ruling questions the constitutional authority the people of California have given the governor to weigh in on parole decisions.
In a court appeal challenging a Van Nuys judge, the state Attorney General's Office moved Friday to block her order that a murderer be released on parole, arguing the action would be unlawful.
Although parole essentially was abolished as an element of federal sentencing in 1987 and was replaced with ``supervised release,'' which is administered by judges instead of the parole commission, there are still about 12,000 federal convicts on parole.