LEGAL INFORMATION

 

In this section you can read the guidance and policy frameworks that govern the IPP sentence, and the answers to questions posed during our free legal advice sessions. 

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LEGAL Q&A WITH SOLICITOR DEAN KINGHAM - SEPTEMBER 2021

We ran another Q&A session with Dean - a solicitor experienced in cases involving the IPP sentence. Here, you can read a summary of the current situation (as of September 2021) and the answers to questions asked by people serving the IPP sentence, and their loved ones.

Download a PDF of the session summary here

LEGAL Q&A WITH SOLICITOR DEAN KINGHAM - JANUARY 2021

We recently ran a Q&A session with a solicitor experienced in cases involving the IPP sentence. Here, you can read a summary of the current situation (as of January 2021) and the answers to questions asked by people serving the IPP sentence, and their loved ones.

Download a PDF of the session summary here

PAROLE BOARD GUIDANCE ON IPP LICENSE TERMINATION

It is possible to apply to the Parole Board to have an IPP license removed, 10 years after being released from prison. Below is the guidance issued to the Parole Board for applications. We will shortly be releasing our own materials to assist people who want to apply to have their license removed.

MANAGING PAROLE ELIGIBLE OFFENDERS ON LICENCE POLICY FRAMEWORK

This Ministry of Justice policy framework describes the application and decision-making processes for suspending the community supervision of people serving an IPP sentence (available to apply for 5 years after release from prison), and for terminating the IPP license (available to apply for 10 years after being released from prison). We will shortly be releasing our own materials to assist people who want to apply to have their supervision suspended, or their license removed.

APPLY FOR A PAROLE DECISION TO BE RECONSIDERED

The Parole Board has a procedure for reconsidering decisions if there is reason to believe that the original decision was procedurally unfair or irrational. Click below for guidance on how to apply.

RECALL, REVIEW AND RE-RELEASE OF RECALLED PRISONERS POLICY FRAMEWORK

This Ministry of Justice policy framework describes the processes that should be followed in cases of recall, and re-release.