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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?

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. The offender is then released into the community on a non parole licence for the final 1/3 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Can my parole date be withdrawn?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?

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