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26 June 2019 — Corporate information
The Parole Board is an independent body that carries out risk assessments on prisoners to determine whether they can be safely released into the community.
22 July 2019 — Detailed guide
Improving victims engagement in the parole process
20 March 2019 — Detailed guide
An outline of the parole process
The Parole Board decides whether prisoners who are serving certain types of sentences can be released.
20 March 2019 — Guidance
Members of the public can now request summaries of parole decisions.
The Parole Board reconsideration mechanism was launched on 22 July 2019. This allows parties to the case to challenge a parole decision made on or after 22 July 2019.
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Parole Board is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Justice.
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Please be aware that the Parole Board will not comment on details of individual cases.
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