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Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Act 2007

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29Release on licence of certain prisoners: the supervision conditions
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(1)This section applies where a prisoner falling within subsection (2) is released on licence by virtue of this Part.

(2)A prisoner falls within this subsection if—

(a)the prisoner is

(i)a life prisoner,

(ii)a custody and community prisoner serving a custody and community sentence of 6 months or more,

(iii)any other custody and community prisoner in respect of whom—

(A)by virtue of section 6(4)(b), the court specifies a custody part which is three-quarters of the prisoner’s sentence, or

(B)the Parole Board determines under section 12(2), that section 10(2) applies,

(iv)a person released on licence by virtue of section 27(1),

(v)a person subject to an extended sentence (as defined in section 210A of the 1995 Act),

(vi)a person subject to the notification requirements in Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42), or

(vii)a child (as defined in section 307(1) of the 1995 Act) subject to a sentence of detention under section 208 of that Act, and

(b)the prisoner does not fall within section 28(4).

(3)The prisoner is released subject to the supervision conditions.

(4)The supervision conditions are—

(a)that the prisoner is to be under the supervision of a relevant officer of the local authority specified in the licence,

(b)that the prisoner is to maintain contact with the relevant officer as the officer directs,

(c)that the prisoner is to inform the relevant officer of—

(i)any change of address,

(ii)any change in employment, and

(d)that the prisoner is to comply with any other requirements imposed in relation to the supervision by the relevant officer.

(5)In subsection (4) “relevant officer”, in relation to a local authority, means an officer of the authority employed by it in the discharge of its functions under section 27(1) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (c. 49).

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