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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Recent Examples on the Web Recently, Sainz had to deal with a parolee with a violent past who was threatening to fight officers in a holding cell. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Many say de-escalation is the way to reduce police-involved shootings, but what does it look like?," 19 Sep. 2020 The stalemate continued until shortly after 3:30 p.m., when the parolee walked off the bridge and fled on a footpath to the east toward a set of baseball fields, according to police. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Roads reopened in Morena, Old Town areas after standoff ends with man threatening to jump off bridge," 15 Sep. 2020 One, a parolee, was arrested on auto theft and gun charges. Christine Dempsey,, "Hartford police arrest seven, seize guns, drugs," 10 Sep. 2020 The parolee instead fled, crossed over into wrong side of the road and then struck Taylor, who was on a bike, and then McClendon, who was driving a Buick LaCrosse. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Parole violator mistakenly freed from Harris County Jail faces felony murder charges," 28 May 2020 During such hearings, the board determines if the parolee violated the terms of community supervision, and if so, what the punishment should be. Emilie Eaton,, "‘I don’t want to die in here:’ San Antonio inmates urge local, state officials to rethink parole guidelines as coronavirus spreads," 2 May 2020 The 30-day moratorium includes, but is not limited to, new commitments, court returns, and parolees and probationers who are revoked or sanctioned. Carol Robinson |, al, "Alabama defense lawyers: Release prison inmates most at risk of dying from coronavirus," 27 Mar. 2020 Further details were not immediately available, but field agents deal with parolees or probationers and do not normally work inside prisons. Amy Huschka, Detroit Free Press, "Coronavirus live updates, March 17: Up to 65 cases in Michigan; Henry Ford lab is testing," 17 Mar. 2020 The order was rescinded Wednesday, Gautz said, by which time some parolees had already had their tethers removed. Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan orders electronic tethers removed from hundreds of parolees, then reverses itself," 9 Apr. 2020

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Parolee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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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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