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Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014

Other provisions about release and supervision of offenders

Section 8: Extended sentences: length of extension period

83.Section 8 addresses an issue whereby, in very exceptional circumstances, it would be possible prior to commencement of this section for an offender who is considered dangerous by a court and sentenced to an extended determinate sentence to serve less than 12 months under supervision in the community.

84.Subsection (2) of section 8 amends section 226A of the 2003 Act to insert a new provision requiring the extension period of the extended determinate sentence to be at least 1 year. Subsection (3) of section 8 makes the same change to section 226B of the 2003 Act in regard to persons under 18 years of age sentenced to an extended determinate sentence.

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