pa·rol·ee | \pə-ˌrō-ˈlē, -ˈrō-(ˌ);ˌper-ə-ˈlē, ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of parolee 

: one released on parole

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His action brings New York in line with 18 other states and the District, which allow parolees to vote, according to his office. John Wagner, Washington Post, "New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs executive order giving parolees in his state the right to vote," 18 Apr. 2018 Still, meeting expectations can be a challenge for many parolees. Annie Gentile, Courant Community, "Life On Parole Discussed," 10 Apr. 2018 Then there’s the effect of Pennsylvania’s largest-in-the-nation population of parolees, including 40,000 people under state supervision. Samantha Melamed,, "Why is mass incarceration moving to the suburbs?," 26 June 2018 Peak said the records check indicated the driver was a parolee at large with previous convictions on DUI and narcotics charges. Karen Kucher,, "Driver found asleep or passed out behind the wheel, wakes up, leads police on chase," 26 June 2018 Following the documentary, engage in conversation with former parolees and current criminal justice professionals. Courant Community, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 27 Mar. 2018 At the same time, the state had one of the lowest rates of parolees living among the general population, with 36 people on parole per 100,000 adult state residents, the study found. Maria Cramer,, "Parole board still slow to release inmates 8 years after ex-convict killed officer, critics say," 26 June 2018 The new complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia accuses three state agencies of failing to provide deaf and partially deaf inmates, probationers and parolees with interpreters and other tools to communicate effectively. Washington Post, "Lawsuit: Georgia is denying equal access for deaf inmates," 20 June 2018 Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that starting in September, tickets — not arrests — will be issued to people caught smoking weed in public (with some exceptions, including parolees). Judith Ohikuare,, "Can Black Women Do Good & Get Rich In Big Cannabis?," 22 June 2018

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of parolee

: a prisoner who is released on parole


pa·rol·ee | \pə-ˌrō-ˈlē, -ˈrō-(ˌ); ˌpar-ə-ˈlē \

Medical Definition of parolee 

: an individual released on parole


pa·rol·ee | \pə-ˌrō-ˈlē, -ˈrō-ˌlē \

Legal Definition of parolee 

: a prisoner released on parole

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