The man is a former inmate and is looking for a room to rent. The woman asks him:

-So, is this through you PO?

-No, ma'am. I don't have a PO. I was exonerated of my charges.

What does PO stand for?


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A parole officer or a probation officer is a person working for the court system who supervises criminals upon their release from jail or prison if their sentences have been reduced or sometimes those who have been convicted on a lesser charge.

In this case, the lessor (person whose owns the rental or represents the landlord) is assuming that because this person is a former inmate, they have a parole or probation officer working with them to establish housing. This former inmate does not because when one is exonerated (recognized as being not guilty), they can leave the court system as a free person who does not need supervised.

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    Please don't answer off-topic questions
    – bobble
    Jul 21 at 23:56

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