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Automatic early prison release ends 01/02/2016 Changes to the system of automatic early release from prison are now in force, meaning that no long-term prisoner in Scotland will now be eligible for automatic release after two thirds of their sentence

Automatic early prison release ends

Changes to the system of automatic early release from prison are now in force, meaning that no long-term prisoner in Scotland will now be eligible for automatic release after two thirds of their sentence, and there will now be a mandatory period of supervision for the most serious offenders.

From now on, long-term prisoners (sentenced to four years or more) with additional court imposed supervision e.g. an extended sentence, will not receive automatic early release at any point in their custodial sentence. Where a long-term prisoner does not have any additional court imposed supervision, they will receive early release if still in custody with six months left on their sentence.

The provisions will apply to long-term prisoners sentenced after today (Monday 1st February). All long-term prisoners will continue to be able to be considered for discretionary early release from the halfway point of sentence through consideration by the independent Parole Board.

New powers of increased flexibility on release dates are also now in force, meaning release can be brought forward by one or two days, to help reduce reoffending by ensuring people leaving custody can access support services immediately.

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