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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But after getting rejected by multiple landlords because of his record, Bonner did what many parolees do. Marisa Kendall, The Mercury News, "From behind bars to … the streets? Bay Area residents with records struggle to find housing," 21 June 2019 The nonprofit works with parolees who are getting out of prison after serving long sentences, and matches them with homeowners who have an extra bedroom. Marisa Kendall, The Mercury News, "From behind bars to … the streets? Bay Area residents with records struggle to find housing," 21 June 2019 The Alabama law says a judge shall order the treatment as a condition of release and will require parolees to receive an initial dose of medication before leaving prison, and to receive additional doses after leaving. Washington Post, "Alabama orders ‘chemical castration’ of some child molesters," 16 June 2019 Republicans had concerns about the measure, including a provision that would have allowed parolees to vote. Christopher Keating,, "Tolls, marijuana, sports betting: What happened with the major issues before the Connecticut legislature?," 9 June 2019 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

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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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