noun[mass noun] chiefly North American
Leave of absence from prison by day enabling a prisoner to continue in normal employment.
- 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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