Licence and Parole Issues
Many convicted prisoners must apply to the Parole Board for early release. The provisions differ for the various sentences. We are experienced at dealing with all those provisions and can assist with all types of parole cases.
There are several types of life sentence; mandatory life, discretionary Life, Detention at Her Majesty’s Pleasure, custody for life, detention for life & automatic Life (this type of sentence has now been removed from statute). The Courts also now have at their disposal an IPP sentence. Imprisonment for Public Protection is a relatively new sentence available to the courts, having been introduced under the Criminal Justice Act 2003.
What are the two important steps towards release for lifers?
- The paper-based review and
- The oral hearing.