Mandatory Parole Law and Legal Definition

Mandatory parole is the release of a prisoner before completing the term of imprisonment. The prisoner may have to follow certain special conditions laid down by the parole granting authority to be released on mandatory parole.

The following is an example of a state statute (Alaska) on the term.

Pursuant to Alaska Stat. § 33.16.900, "mandatory parole" means the release of a prisoner who was sentenced to one or more terms of imprisonment of two years or more, for the period of good time credited under AS 33.20, subject to conditions imposed by the board and subject to its custody and jurisdiction.