Medical Parole Law & Legal Definition


p>Medical parole is a parole granted on humanitarian or medical grounds. It is sometimes referred to as a compassionate parole. The parole granting authority may lay down a set of medical parole conditions. An inmate who satisfies these conditions is granted medical parole. Examples of some medical parole conditions are: obeying the law, refraining from controlled substances and alcohol use, avoiding contact with the parolee's victims, obtaining employment, and maintaining contacts with a parole officer.

The following is an example of a state statute (Alaska) on the term ‘special medical parole.’

Pursuant to Alaska Stat. § 33.16.900, "special medical parole" means the release by the board before the expiration of a term, subject to conditions imposed by the board and subject to its custody and jurisdiction, of a prisoner who is severely medically or cognitively disabled.