Quote: Originally Posted by YukonJack
OK, Tonington, show in any dictionary or law book that PARDON is a synonym to PAROLE.
Point out where I claimed the two are synonymous. You're the poster who has been lingering on the idea that a post pages ago was confusing the two, which is absurd, as the poster herself has clarified.
And while you are at it, explain the difference between PAROLE and PARDON.
A pardon removes the criminal record for someone convicted of a crime (for some crimes) and keeps it separate from other criminal records. A pardon only applies to those who have served their sentence and has demonstrated that they are law abiding for a number of years.
Parole is supervised early release from prison, after an incarcerated person has demonstrated that they pose a sufficiently low risk to the public.
SLM was talking about some high profile instances, like Graham James and Karla Homolka. She was clearly referring to pardons, as well as explicitly using the word pardon... Graham James couldn't be paroled 3 years after he's released from prison, because parole is a conditional transition from incarceration to completing the sentence.
This has been repeated to you numerous times, so I think this is the last time I'm going attempt to explain it to you, as it appears you are dead set against acknowledging that SLM was not confused.