pa·​rol·​ee | \ pə-ˌrō-ˈlē How to pronounce parolee (audio) , -ˈrō-(ˌ); ˌper-ə-ˈlē, ˌpa-rə- How to pronounce parolee (audio) \

Definition of parolee

: one released on parole

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In New York, 8,202 parolees released in 2017 found full-time jobs above minimum wage that year, an increase of 53% from 5,356 in 2014, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "‘I Thought I Was Done For’: Tight Job Market Opens Doors for Ex-Convicts," 19 Dec. 2018 The union estimates the number of parolees requiring supervision will climb to about 87,000 by next year in Texas. David Warren, The Seattle Times, "Texas slayings highlight shortcomings in state parole system," 23 July 2018 John Cowell, a 27-year-old parolee, has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the July 22 stabbings. Fox News, "Family mourns woman killed in California subway stabbing," 3 Aug. 2018 Cuomo announced a plan to restore voting rights to 35,000 parolees and helped broker a truce in a years-long standoff between rogue and mainline Democrats in the state Senate. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "Andrew Cuomo claimed America “was never that great”," 16 Aug. 2018 Cowell, a parolee, had been released from prison about four months prior to the incident. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "6 Powerful Nia Wilson Tribute Posts From Artists," 25 July 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce parolee (audio) , -ˈrō-(ˌ); ˌpar-ə-ˈlē How to pronounce parolee (audio) \

Medical Definition of parolee

: an individual released on parole


pa·​rol·​ee | \ pə-ˌrō-ˈlē, -ˈrō-ˌlē How to pronounce parolee (audio) \

Legal Definition of parolee

: a prisoner released on parole

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