Release from prison
Parole Act 2002, s 41; Prison Operations Manual, R.02
What is compassionate release?
Compassionate release is when you’re released early because:
- you’ve given birth to a child, or
- you’re seriously ill and unlikely to get better.
How do I get compassionate release?
You have to apply to the Parole Board. They might hold a hearing, or they might order a compassionate release without holding a hearing.
Are there any conditions on the release?
There may be. Standard and special release conditions can still be imposed by the Parole Board if they think they’re necessary.
Can I be recalled to prison from compassionate release?
Yes, you can be recalled if you break your release conditions.