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a permit formerly given to convicts allowing them to leave prison under specific restrictions

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Once the convict had reached a certain level (6,000 marks for a 7-year sentence, 8,000 marks for 14 years and so on) he would qualify for his ticket-of-leave, and a return to the mainland.
Of the 920 prisoners given their ticket-of-leave and allowed to return to the mainland, only 20 re-offended.
Over time, the Ticket-of-Leave system evolved into a more systematic and organized method of managing early release that closely resembles modern day parole.
In 1959, the parliament repealed the Ticket-of-Leave Act and enacted the Parole Act, which gave the National Parole Board exclusive jurisdiction and authority to grant, deny, terminate or revoke all forms of conditional release programs.