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Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Act 2007

Compassionate release on licence
Section 27 - Compassionate release on licence

61.Subsection (1) enables the Scottish Ministers to release prisoners on licence at any time if they are satisfied there are compassionate grounds for doing so.

62.Subsections (2) and (3) require the Scottish Ministers, before releasing a prisoner other than a custody-only prisoner under this section, to consult the Parole Board, unless it is impracticable to do so.

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