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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Kilgore takes issue with the use of devices for parolees and those under pretrial release. Andrew Boryga,, "Accused rapist takes off, showing that ankle monitors aren’t a perfect solution," 3 July 2019 Ernest was a parolee at large with a warrant out for his arrest. Alejandro Serrano,, "Police arrest 3rd suspect in San Francisco Market Street gunfire," 28 Aug. 2019 The Birmingham field office, where Jefferson County probationers or parolees have to often report monthly, moved on August 1 from 2nd Avenue North to 2176 Parkway Lake Drive in Hoover, on the city’s Shelby County side in the Riverchase office park. Ivana Hrynkiw |, al, "Probation and Parole Board making changes after complaints on Shelby County move," 22 Aug. 2019 His trip to Boston was hardly a foregone conclusion: California parolees are prohibited from traveling beyond a 50-mile radius. New York Times, "Running to Put San Quentin Behind Him," 8 Aug. 2019 In the ensuing days, four other parolees were charged in slayings, most with connections to domestic violence. NBC News, "6 killings in two months allegedly by people on parole in Pennsylvania prompt calls for review," 25 July 2019 However, attorneys for Lois Bohovesky convinced the state attorney general's office to reassign the parolee to an office in Buffalo and a judge in Albany ordered LaBarbera to stay at least three counties away from his victim's mother. Vandana Rambaran, Fox News, "Killer of 16-year-old New York girl in 1980 released on parole despite outrage," 10 July 2019 John Lee Cowell, a 28-year-old parolee, was accused in July 2018 of stabbing Nia Wilson and her 26-year-old sister in the neck at the MacArthur Bay Area Rapid Transit Station in Oakland in what police say was a random attack. Los Angeles Times, "Suspect in fatal stabbing of teen at BART station mentally fit for trial, judge rules," 17 July 2019 Creators say the prisoners gain experience and get a job upon release – a challenge for many parolees. USA TODAY, "Crystal Cathedral reborn Catholic, 'Conjuring' house, Wiki ‘editathon’: News from around our 50 states," 11 July 2019

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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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