Ticket of Leave Law and Legal Definition

Ticket of leave is a license or permit given to a convict allowing him/her to leave prison under certain conditions before the expiration of his sentence. A ticket of leave is usually given as a reward for good conduct. The permission is revocable upon subsequent misconduct.

A person who is let go subject to parole, on the revocation of his/her ticket of leave becomes in legal effect, an escaped convict. When such person is found outside the state, s/he is extradited, not for the escape or violation of parole, but for the original crime. [Richardson v. State, 90 Idaho 566, 568 (Idaho 1966)]