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?
What is a non parole licence?
If a long term determinate or extended sentence offender is refused parole they remain in prison until they are released automatically once they have served 2/3 of their sentence or 6 months before the expiry of the sentence depending on when they were sentenced. The offender is then released into the community on a non parole licence for the final part of their sentence but is still subject to be recalled to prison to serve the remaining term if they breach the terms of their 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Can my parole date be withdrawn?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?