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A prisoner freed on parole has been released early and has promised to follow a set of rules about their behaviour.

Prisoners are asked if they want to apply for parole six months before the date when they can get early release.

The decision on if a prisoner should get parole or not depends on a report from prison staff who have looked after them in prison. Probation officers, who work with newly released prisoners, also provide a report which is taken into account.

The decision on if a prisoner is given parole also depends on the type of crime they committed and how stable their home life is. Prisoners who behave badly in prison probably won't get released early.

If their application is successful, prisoners are released on a parole licence which contains a set of rules about what they can and cannot do.

Once a prisoner is given parole they must keep in regular touch with home and prison probation officers who monitor their behaviour and lifestyle.