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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Section 25: Release on licence under Criminal Justice Act 2003 of prisoners serving extended sentences

239.Section 25 amends section 247 of the 2003 Act (release on licence of prisoner serving extended sentence).

240.The section omits subsection (2)(b) and subsections (3) to (6) from section 247 of the 2003 Act thereby removing the Parole Board’s role in directing the release of the prisoner. Such prisoners become automatically entitled to release on licence once they have served one-half of the appropriate custodial term.

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