Parolee Law and Legal Definition

A person released on parole is a parolee. A Parole permits the convict to serve the remainder of his/her term outside the confines of the prison as long as he abides by certain preset conditions. The inmate is subject to continued monitoring as well as compliance with conditions for a specified period. In military law, a prisoner of war may be paroled upon promising to abide by certain conditions. In the context of immigration laws, a parolee is an alien allowed into the United States for urgent humanitarian reasons or when that alien’s entry is determined to be for significant public benefit.