June 8, 2024

Parole in India refers to the temporary release of a prisoner from incarceration on the condition that they abide by certain terms and conditions and remain under supervision for the remainder of their sentence. Parole is granted at the discretion of the competent authority, typically the state government or the appropriate parole board, based on considerations such as the prisoner’s conduct, rehabilitation prospects, and community safety. The purpose of parole is to facilitate the reintegration of prisoners into society, reduce prison overcrowding, and promote rehabilitation and social reintegration. Conditions of parole may include reporting to a parole officer, maintaining employment or educational enrollment, refraining from criminal activities, abstaining from drug and alcohol use, and participating in counseling or treatment programs. Violation of parole conditions may result in revocation of parole and return to prison to serve the remainder of the sentence. Parole decisions are guided by principles of justice, public safety, and the best interests of the offender and society, balancing punishment with opportunities for redemption and rehabilitation.


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