Really though, after doing more math, I strongly believe that system is OP, and can either make or break your prison - meaning it's impossible to go into without going into it fully and riding that coaster, or not doing it and potentially pissing off all your prisoners depending on if they made it to where they'd get mad if you didn't do it.
imagine those 83 prisoners lined up for parole in the alpha video... if half of them made it, you'd get, like, 120k or something - if half of them were let out but half of that didn't make it, you'd lose loads of money
This can be easily fixed with a nerf - instead of 3k and 10k, have it 1k and 5k. You may think those are little numbers, but they will add up to a quick bonus, while if you fail still having an impact, just less of a huge extreme. That is all I can describe the parole feature as right now, "a bit extreme".
Potentially the religious one too, if -every- prisoner gets a religious need, like stated in my previous comment on page one. Not even all people of religion need a religious place to pray, so again.. I hope.
But enough hoping! Time to try it out. If you don't see me post within [s]1[/s] 2 months, It's probably because the worst case scenario happened for me, and I've been crying about this 'extreme' update the whole time.