Suspension of Supervision Conditions for IPP sentence after 5 years

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS CURRENTLY NO LEGAL AID FUNDING FOR THIS AND I AM NOT ABLE TO DIRECTLY ASSIST OR CORRESPOND WITH INDIVIDUALS ABOUT THEIR INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES. In November 2020, HMPPS published a new policy entitled Managing Parole Eligible Offenders on Licence Policy Framework. It cancels and replaces the previous Probation Instruction (PI) 08/2015 Managing … Continue reading Suspension of Supervision Conditions for IPP sentence after 5 years

Guidance on the termination of IPP Licences for prisoners 10 years after their initial release

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS CURRENTLY NO LEGAL AID FUNDING FOR THIS AND I AM NOT ABLE TO DIRECTLY ASSIST OR CORRESPOND WITH INDIVIDUALS ABOUT THEIR INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES. The parole board has issued guidance to members on the termination of IPP licences for prisoners 10 years after their initial release. Please note - people serving IPP's for non-sexual offences may … Continue reading Guidance on the termination of IPP Licences for prisoners 10 years after their initial release

Parole and Covid-19

Prisons were locked down on the 23rd March 2020 and visits were stopped. This had huge implications for the parole process as parole board members, witnesses and legal representatives were no longer allowed in prisons. Fortunately the parole board was extremely pro-active, moving quickly in liaising with the Ministry of Justice and putting in place … Continue reading Parole and Covid-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prisons

  Guidance issued today from the Government https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-and-prisons?utm_source=452e1d96-5dbb-4ea8-9451-f0361a6813dd&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prisons This page provides guidance for families and friends of those in prison in England and Wales during the coronavirus pandemic. Published 13 March 2020 Last updated 31 March 2020 — see all updates From:Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service Contents Prison visits … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prisons

‘Reconsideration’ explained. A change in the way prisoners and victims can ask for a parole board decision to be reconsidered.

On 22 July new Parole Board Rules came into effect. These rules introduced a number of important changes that will seek to improve the parole system.  Perhaps most importantly, these rules introduced the new reconsideration mechanism. Under the new system a party to the case — either the prisoner or the Secretary of State — may make … Continue reading ‘Reconsideration’ explained. A change in the way prisoners and victims can ask for a parole board decision to be reconsidered.

Update re: Executive Release

This document now replaces PSI 30/2014 Recall, Review and re-release of recalled prisoners Policy Framework Issue date : 1 April 2019 5.12 Executive Release 5.12.1 PPCS, on behalf of the Secretary of State, has the power to executively release determinate sentence prisoners into the community subject to licensed supervision at any time during the recall … Continue reading Update re: Executive Release

Can a prisoner be awarded additional days by an Independent Adjudicator if he is a licence recall prisoner?

Yes he/she can. There has been a long held myth by prisoners, even some prisons that additional days cannot be given to licence recall prisoners. Indeed I still have some of my clients arguing with me that they have never heard of this happening. Well I have and the first time it did I had … Continue reading Can a prisoner be awarded additional days by an Independent Adjudicator if he is a licence recall prisoner?