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Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 45 - Prisoner’s right to request early reconsideration by Parole Board

88.Section 45 provides that prisoners who have had a date set for a further review under sections 43(4), 43(7) or section 44(3) can ask for early consideration of their case by the Parole Board. Subsection (2) provides that the Board may, if it considers it appropriate, to fix an earlier date. In terms of subsection (3) and (4), where the Board does not fix a date under section 43(4), it may, on the prisoner’s request, consider it appropriate, to do so and will fix a date when it will next consider the prisoner’s case.

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