Indeterminate prison sentences - no fixed length of time
An ‘indeterminate’ prison sentence doesn’t have a fixed length of time.
- no date is set when the person will be released
- they have to spend a minimum amount of time in prison (called a ‘tariff’) before they’re considered for release
The Parole Board is responsible for deciding if someone can be be released from prison.
Indeterminate sentences are given if a court thinks an offender is a danger to the public.