Temporary release from prison

A prisoner may be allowed to leave prison for short periods towards the end of their sentence - whatever its type or length.

However, the prison won’t release someone if it thinks they’re a risk to the public or may commit more crime.

Resettlement day release

A resettlement day release lets a prisoner out during the day - eg to go on a training course to help them find work once they are released.

Resettlement overnight release

A resettlement overnight release lets a prisoner spend the night at the place they’ll live at after they’re released.

Childcare resettlement licence

A childcare resettlement licence lets a prisoner spend time with their child. They can only apply for this if they’ll be the sole carer of a child when they finish their prison sentence.