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Getting out of prison

bail

verb

to allow someone to stay out of prison while they wait for their trial, after money has been paid as bail

bail out

to give money to a court when someone is allowed to stay out of prison while they wait for their trial

break out

to escape from a prison

breakout

noun

an occasion when prisoners escape from a prison

bust out

to escape from prison

discharge

verb

if someone who has been accused of a crime is discharged, they are judged to be not guilty and officially allowed to leave prison or a court of law

discharge

noun

a situation in which someone who has been accused of a crime is judged to be not guilty and officially allowed to leave prison or a court of law

escaped

adjective

an escaped prisoner or animal has escaped from a prison or from a zoo

escapee

noun

someone who has escaped from prison

free

verb

to let someone leave a prison or a place where they have been forced to stay

jailbreak

noun

an escape from prison

liberate

verb

to take someone out of prison

out

adverb, preposition

no longer in prison

pardon

verb

to officially forgive someone for committing a crime and free them from prison

parole

noun

permission for a prisoner to leave prison before the official time if they promise to obey particular rules

parole

noun

the period during which a prisoner who is free must continue to obey particular rules

parole

verb

to give a prisoner parole

release

noun

the act of letting someone leave a place such as a prison or hospital

remission

noun

the reduction of a prison sentence because the prisoner has behaved well

work-release

noun

a system by which prisoners work outside prison during the day and then return to prison at night

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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