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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Section 29: Release of prisoners after recall

251.This section retains the power in section 254 of the 2003 for the Secretary of State to recall determinate sentence prisoners while on licence. Such prisoners will continue to have the right to be informed of the reason for their recall and to make representations against the decision to recall. However, the requirement to refer a recalled prisoner’s case to the Parole Board and, following such a reference, the power of the Board to recommend re-release is repealed.

252.Subsection (2) inserts four new sections into the 2003 Act, which provide a new re-release procedure for prisoners recalled under section 254.

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