White Paper on Crime 2020 Part2/Chapter5/Section1
Parole can be granted to inmates sentenced to imprisonment with or without work who demonstrate signs of substantial reformation and are expected to be reformed and rehabilitated. Inmates granted parole are provisionally released and placed under supervision during a period remaining on their sentence. Parole aims to prevent re-offending and facilitate their reformation, rehabilitation and smooth reintegration into society.
To be granted parole, it is necessary for inmates who were sentenced to imprisonment with or without work to have served one third of a definite term of imprisonment or 10 years for life imprisonment. Parole can be granted to inmates who meet the following criteria:  they have a sense of remorse and are willing to reform and rehabilitate themselves;  there is no risk of re-offending;  it is reasonable to place them under parole supervision for their own reformation and rehabilitation; and  public sentiment approves such decision.