Parole

Policy Framework Revision: Recall, Review and Re-Release

This revised Policy Framework (changing Paragraphs 6.9.17 and 6.9.18) sets out the mandatory requirements and guidance for all prison and probation staff involved in the recall, review and re-release of recalled prisoners. It includes requirements for: the recall of those offenders (including young offenders) released subject to licensed supervision for indeterminate, determinate and extended sentences […]

Policy Framework: Generic Parole Policy Re-issued

The re-issued Framework sets out the mandatory requirements and guidance for all prison and probation staff involved in the generic parole process. The Framework includes requirements and guidance for: Newly Sentenced Indeterminate and Parole Eligible Determinate Sentenced Prisoners Minimum Term Reviews for Prisoners sentenced to detention at Her Majesty’s Pleasure (HMP) Indeterminate Sentenced Foreign National […]

Parole Board Response To: Events at London Bridge and Streatham

  The Parole Board welcomes the government’s plans to ensure that terrorist offenders are not released automatically\ Given the recent events at London Bridge and Streatham, the Parole Board understands and welcomes the Government’s plans to ensure that terrorist offenders are not released automatically, as occurred in these incidents but are instead considered by an […]

Parole Board – Reconsideration Applications and Decisions

The law changed in 2019 to allow the Secretary of State for Justice, or a serving prisoner, to make an application for the reconsideration of a Parole Board Decision. Our Parole Board Press Release Database gives details and judgments in those cases where applications for decisions to be reconsidered have been made. View the Parole […]

New Policy Frameworks issued

New and updated Policy Frameworks have been issued today on: Generic Parole Process – New Recall Review and Re-Release of Recalled Prisoners – Updated View Policy Frameworks You are unauthorized to view this page.

‘Baby P’: Mother loses Parole bid

The mother of Baby P, who died after months of abuse, will remain behind bars after losing an appeal against a Parole Board decision not to release her. Tracey Connelly, 38, was jailed at the Old Bailey in 2009 for causing or allowing the death of her 17-month-old son Peter at their home in Tottenham, […]

What’s next for Helen’s Law after the Parole Board authorise release of Ian Simms?

The Parole Board yesterday cleared for release Ian Simms, the person convicted of Helen McCourt’s murder, without him identifying where her remains can be found. We examine ‘What’s Next’ in this pivotal case, with an update to “Helen’s Law – what happens when juries believe a liar?” You are unauthorized to view this page.

Tories say they will allow victims and media to attend parole hearings

Victims of serious crimes will be given regular updates about an offender’s sentence and release under Conservative plans to be announced today, following the John Worboys parole scandal, and the plans will also allow victims and the media to attend parole hearings. Parole Board hearings on the release of those convicted of sexual and violent offences will […]

Murderers who refuse to identify the location of their victim’s remains should not be released on parole until the Government has passed a tough new law, an MP has suggested.

Murderers who refuse to identify the location of their victim’s remains should not be released on parole until the Government has passed a tough new law, an MP has suggested. As part of its legislative programme, the Government has introduced the Prisoners (Disclosure of Information about Victims) Bill, or Helen’s Law, named after a long-running […]