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.