Definition of work release in English:

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work release


chiefly North American
Leave of absence from prison by day enabling a prisoner to continue in normal employment.
Example sentences
  • Regrettably, people breach parole, community service orders, work release programs, every day, just because they do not necessarily want to adhere to the discipline of the regime.
  • By that time he had been released on work release.
  • He did not get parole, he did not get work release, he did not get home leave, he did not get so many other rights that he would have had.

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Syllabification: work re·lease

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