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Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 34 – Period during which licence in force

71.Subsection (1) provides that where a custody-only prisoner has been granted compassionate release, the licence remains in force until the sentence expires.

72.Subsection (2) provides that, where a custody and community prisoner is released on community licence, the licence remains in force until the sentence expires.

73.Subsection (3) provides that, where a life prisoner has been released on life licence, the licence remains in force for the remainder of the prisoner’s life.

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