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Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014

  • Explanatory Notes Table of contents

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Background

  3. Summary

  4. Territorial Extent and Application

  5. Commentary

    1. Release and supervision of offenders sentenced to less than 2 years

      1. Section 1: Reduction of cases in which prisoners released unconditionally

      2. Section 2: Supervision after end of sentence

      3. Section 3: Breach of supervision requirements

      4. Section 4: Supervision of certain young offenders after release from detention

      5. Section 5: Consecutive terms

      6. Section 6: Supervision of certain young offenders after detention and training order

      7. Section 7: Minor and consequential provision

    2. Other provisions about release and supervision of offenders

      1. Section 8: Extended sentences: length of extension period

      2. Section 9: Recall and further release of offenders

      3. Section 10: Arrangements for supervision and rehabilitation: female offenders

    3. Drugs and offenders released during custodial sentence

      1. Section 11: Drug testing

      2. Section 12: Drug appointments

      3. Section 13: Drug testing and appointments: transfer within the British Islands

    4. Community orders and suspended sentence orders

      1. Section 14: Officers responsible for implementing orders

      2. Section 15: Rehabilitation activity requirement

      3. Section 16: Programme requirement

      4. Section 17: Attendance centre requirement

      5. Section 18: Duty to obtain permission before changing residence

    5. Offenders sentenced by service courts

      1. Section 19: Amendments of Armed Forces Act 2006.

    6. General

      1. Section 20: Consequential and supplementary provision etc

      2. Section 21: Transitional provision etc

      3. Section 22: Commencement

      4. Section 23: Extent

      5. Section 24: Short title

  6. Commencement

  7. Hansard References

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