Licence Condition & Review
It is possible for prisoners to be released from prison ‘on licence’, meaning they are required to adhere to a set of conditions while serving the remainder of their sentence outside prison.
If any licence condition is breached – for example, a prisoner misses an appointment with their probation officer – the Probation Service can recommend that the prisoner is recalled to prison.
The decision to recall a prisoner is made by the Parole Board, which must act in accordance with guidance from the Home Secretary and also take account of any points the prisoner wishes to make.
If you would like to find out how Noble Solicitors could help your situation, please call us on 01582 544370.
Challenging a prison recall decision
It is very important for prisoners to challenge a recall decision in a licence review, as it can result in more months or years in prison.
To assist with this process, Noble Solicitors can:
- Obtain a full recall dossier to learn about the case in detail.
- Check the reasons for the recall, such as any problem with a licence condition.
- Make representations on the prisoner’s behalf to try to secure a re-release.
If the Parole Board accepts the representations made on behalf of the prisoner, it will immediately order a re-release.
Noble Solicitors can be of particular assistance to extended sentence prisoners by representing them in an oral hearing following a recall to prison.
Get funding for us to help you
If you have been recalled to prison due to a problem with a licence condition, it may be possible to obtain legal aid* to allow us to assist you.
To find out more, please call 01582 544370.
*Please note that this is different to the kind of legal aid applied to criminal matters going before the Courts.
Areas of Legal Expertise
- Prison Discipline
- Prison Category
- Release on Temporary Licence
- Home Detention Curfew
- Judicial Review
- Licence Condition/Review
- Prison Complaints Procedure
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