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Frequently Asked Questions


 
What is parole?

What is the Parole Board?

What category of offender can qualify for parole?

How does an offender apply for parole?
An offender does not apply for parole. Scottish Ministers will refer cases to the Parole Board at the appropriate stage in their sentence. The Board can only consider cases referred to it by Scottish Ministers.

What is a non parole licence?

Is parole a reward for good behaviour in prison?

Do sex offenders get parole?

Will the Board release an offender who denies his/her guilt?

When do I qualify for consideration for early release on parole?

Can I opt out of the parole system?

When do I qualify for consideration for release on life licence?

Who writes the reports for my parole review dossier?

Do I get to see all the reports in my parole review dossier?

What if I don't agree with a report written about me?





What does the Parole Board take into account when considering my case?

Can my parole date be withdrawn?

What will my licence say?



Can I appeal against the decision of the Parole Board?

Parole Board for Scotland
Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3XD
Phone: 0131 244 8373
Fax: 0131 244 6974
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