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Recall


What if an offender released on parole doesn’t adhere to their parole conditions?

  • They can be recalled to continue serving their sentence in prison.
  • It is also a criminal offence for an offender to breach their release conditions.

What if they commit an offence while on parole?

  • If it is an offence punishable by imprisonment, they can also be recalled to continue serving their original sentence in prison.

How long do offenders face the prospect of recall?

  • For as long as they’re on parole.
  • For offenders given indeterminate sentences (preventive detention or life), parole conditions last for life.
  • For offenders given determinate (fixed-term) sentences under the Parole Act 2002 parole conditions can last up to a maximum of 6 months after their Statutory Release Date (the end of their sentence).
  • For offenders sentenced under the Criminal Justice Act 1985, parole conditions can last for up to a maximum of three months after their Sentence Expiry Date (equivalent to the Statutory Release Date).1. What if an offender released on parole doesn’t adhere to their parole conditions?