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parole
used in In Cold Blood

39 uses
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Definition
conditional early release from imprisonment in which a person is required to comply with special conditions
  • Dick had received his parole on the condition that he reside with his parents;
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (29% in)
parole = conditional early release from imprisonment
  • Kind of funny, if you thought about it; imagine being back in Kansas, when only four months ago he had sworn, first to the State Parole Board, then to himself, that he would never set foot within its boundaries again.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (17% in)
  • "I have three boys who I will definitely take care of," he had written in applying for parole.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (39% in)
  • He was here, and embarked on the present errand, not because he wished to be but because fate had arranged the matter; he could prove it-though he had no intention of doing so, at least within Dick's hearing, for the proof would involve his confessing the true and secret motive behind his return to Kansas, a piece of parole violation he had decided upon for a reason quite unrelated to Dick's "score" or Dick's summoning letter.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (55% in)
  • As usual, Willie-Jay understood; disheartened but not disenchanted, he had persisted in courting Perry's soul until the day of its possessor's parole and departure, on the eve of which he wrote Perry a farewell letter, whose last paragraph ran: "You are a man of extreme passion, a hungry man not quite sure where his appetite lies, a deeply frustrated man striving to project his individuality against a backdrop of rigid conformity.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (57% in)
  • After Perry's parole, four months elapsed, months of rattling around in a fifth-hand, hundred-dollar Ford, rolling from Reno to Las Vegas, from Bellingham, Washington, to Buhl, Idaho, and it was in Buhl, where he had found temporary work as a truck driver, that Dick's letter reached him: "Friend P., Came out in August, and after you left I met Someone, you do not know him, but he put me on to something we could bring off beautiful.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (59% in)
  • The author of this manuscript was Perry's father, who in an effort to help his son obtain a parole from Kansas State Penitentiary, had written it the previous December and mailed it to the Kansas State Parole Board.
    2 — Persons Unknown (62% in)
  • The author of this manuscript was Perry's father, who in an effort to help his son obtain a parole from Kansas State Penitentiary, had written it the previous December and mailed it to the Kansas State Parole Board.
    2 — Persons Unknown (62% in)
  • He was just finishing a three-to-five-due for parole in August.
    3 — Answer (2% in)
  • He'd already left Lansing, was out on parole.
    3 — Answer (2% in)
  • Paroled: 8-13-59.
    3 — Answer (6% in)
  • Paroled: 7-6-59.
    3 — Answer (6% in)
  • Living here at home with us, getting to bed early, not violating his parole any shape or fashion.
    3 — Answer (9% in)
  • The parents accepted what Nye implied-that parole violation and financial fraud were all that motivated his pursuit of their son.
    3 — Answer (11% in)
  • According to the conditions of his parole, he wasn't supposed to associate with anybody he'd met up there [Lansing].
    3 — Answer (11% in)
  • The lieutenant had then written a memorandum ordering all police personnel to be on the alert for Hickock and Smith: "Wanted in Kansas for parole violation, and said to be driving a 1949 Chevrolet bearing Kansas license JO-58269.
    3 — Answer (19% in)
  • Parole violation.
    3 — Answer (19% in)
  • Came all the way from Kansas on a parole case.
    3 — Answer (19% in)
  • It seems he hasn't been reporting to his parole officer, and we wondered if you could tell us anything of his present whereabouts.
    3 — Answer (24% in)
  • Or heard from him since he was paroled.
    3 — Answer (25% in)
  • Now, huddled together in the cold darkness, listening to the dark, cold rain, they resumed the argument, Perry once more listing the dangers of such a move, for surely by this time Dick was wanted for parole violation-"if nothing more."
    3 — Answer (33% in)
  • I mean, they wouldn't tell the parole officer-do anything to get us into trouble.
    3 — Answer (39% in)
  • If Fred Johnson had followed his own inclination, he would have guaranteed employment for Perry after he left prison, thus helping him obtain a parole.
    3 — Answer (40% in)
  • As it was, they thought they'd been picked up for parole violation.
    3 — Answer (61% in)
  • We're Special Agents of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and we've come here to discuss your parole violation.
    3 — Answer (65% in)
  • Dick, we want to talk to you about your activities since your parole.
    3 — Answer (65% in)
  • Then, smoking a cigarette borrowed from Nye and lighted by the courteous Church, he said, "Perry-my buddy Perry Smith-was paroled in the spring.
    3 — Answer (67% in)
  • For your information, a guy on parole's not allowed to booze.
    3 — Answer (69% in)
  • Now, when you received parole, it was on condition that you never return to Kansas.
    3 — Answer (72% in)
  • On the other hand-well, would Kansas send four Special Agents a thousand miles to pick up a small-time pair of parole violators?
    3 — Answer (75% in)
  • The sonofabitch was probably expecting some fancy reward-a parole or money, or both.
    3 — Answer (75% in)
  • See, Dick's dad watched him pretty close-afraid he'd break parole.
    3 — Answer (76% in)
  • This is especially true since in Kansas there is no such thing as life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
    4 — The Corner (8% in)
  • Hickock said he was about to be paroled, and he was going to go West looking for a job; he might stop to see Mr. Clutter to get a job.
    4 — The Corner (34% in)
  • This prediction proved correct, for not long afterward Wells collected both the reward and a parole.
    4 — The Corner (37% in)
  • For the most part, his rages in the, past have been directed at authority figures-father, brother, Army sergeant, state parole officer-and have led to violent assaultive behavior on several occasions.
    4 — The Corner (50% in)
  • ...is Dr. Satten's contention that only the first murder matters psychologically, and that when Smith attacked Mr. Clutter he was under a mental eclipse; deep inside a schizophrenic darkness, for it was not entirely a flesh-and-blood man he "suddenly discovered" himself destroying, but "a key figure in some past traumatic configuration": his father? the orphanage nuns who had derided and beaten him? the hated Army sergeant? the parole officer who had ordered him to "stay out of Kansas"?
    4 — The Corner (55% in)
  • Send them back to the penitentiary, and take the chance of their escaping or being paroled?
    4 — The Corner (59% in)
  • Prior to leaving office in January, 1961,Governor Docking, who had been defeated for re-election (in large measure because of his attitude toward capital punishment), commuted the sentences of both these men to life imprisonment, which generally meant that they could apply for parole in seven years.
    4 — The Corner (65% in)

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