Guidance

Recall, review and re-release of recalled prisoners

Mandatory requirements and guidance for prison and probation staff involved in the recall, review and re-release of recalled prisoners.

Documents

Recall best practice guide: working with recalled prisoners

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This Policy Framework sets out the mandatory requirements and guidance for all prison and probation staff involved in the recall, review and re-release of recalled prisoners.

It includes requirements for:

  • the recall of those offenders (including young offenders) released subject to licensed supervision for indeterminate, determinate and extended sentences
  • the recall of those offenders released subject to home detention curfew
  • recalled offenders who remain unlawfully at large
  • recalled prisoners upon return to prison custody
  • executive release
  • the review and re-release of all recalled prisoners

The Policy Framework contains the ‘Recall Best Practice Guide: Working with Recalled Prisoners’ for use by all probation and prison staff involved in the recall process.

This Policy Framework replaces the requirements outlined in 2 previous Instructions: PSI 30/2014 - PI 27/2014 - AI 22/2014 Recall, review and re-Release of recalled prisoners and PSI 28/2015 – PI 20/2015 – AI 18/2015 Unlawfully at large after recall offence protocols.

Published 1 April 2019