If a prisoner is accused of committing an offence while serving their sentence, the outcome of a prison disciplinary hearing can result in a serious punishment.
A prison category is applied to each prisoner and determines how their sentence is served.
If a prisoner is subject to parole, they can submit representations to the Parole Board. In some cases, the prisoner may be entitled to an oral hearing.
Release on Temporary Licence
Some prisoners may be eligible for release on temporary licence, also known as temporary release, meaning they can spend some time outside prison while still serving their sentence.
Home Detention Curfew
A home detention curfew allows a prisoner to serve their remaining time at home, under strict monitoring, once part of their sentence has been served in prison.
A judicial review is a civil law procedure to determine whether a public authority has treated an individual lawfully.
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.