Dictionary of Legal Terms

Judicial Release

A release from prison granted by a sentencing judge. Generally, the judge can modify an eligible offender's sentence by granting judicial release (formerly known as shock probation), and by allowing the offender to be placed in a boot camp treatment or furlough program. The law prevents the Parole Board from releasing people from non-life sentences committed after July 1996, and ultimate control over each offender's actual sentence is now left to the sentencing judge.




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