Your Licence

Unless considered dangerous, offenders sentenced to 12 months or more in prison will be released at the halfway point of the sentence under licence.

You will be required to comply with the conditions of your licence until the end of your sentence.

If you break any of the conditions of your licence you will be immediately returned to prison. The Parole Board will then consider whether the recall was appropriate and you could be required to serve the remainder of your sentence in custody.

When you meet your supervising officer, they will:

  • Explain the conditions.
  • Confirm your address.
  • Discuss any problems.
  • Tell you how often you will be seen.
  • Tell you about the complaints procedure.

You will also be asked to agree a supervision plan, aimed at reducing reoffending and addressing issues such as housing, employment and reintegration into the community.

Once your supervising officer has visited you at home, a letter will be sent to the police. It will confirm your address, the length of licence and the date when you are no longer at risk of recall to prison.