53 Licence issued on release

(1)

When an offender is released from detention in a prison, he or she must be issued with a licence that sets out—

(a)

the release conditions that apply to the offender; and

(b)

the date or dates on which the conditions, or any of them, cease to apply; and

(c)

details about liability to recall.

(2)

Subsection (1) does not apply to an offender who is released from a short-term sentence if, on release, the offender is not subject to any release conditions.

(3)

An offender subject to residential restrictions must, before the restrictions come into force, be issued with a licence that sets out—

(a)

the residential restrictions; and

(b)

the date or dates on which they, or any of them, come into force and cease to be in force; and

(c)

the obligations to comply with the directions given by a probation officer; and

(d)

the consequences of non-compliance with the conditions; and

(e)

the statutory provisions under which the conditions may be varied or discharged.

(4)

If an offender’s release conditions are varied or discharged, the offender must be given a new or amended licence that shows the conditions as varied or discharged.

Compare: 1985 No 120 s 107F(1), (2)

Section 53(1): amended, on 1 October 2007, by section 32(1) of the Parole Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 28).

Section 53(1): amended, on 1 June 2005, by section 206 of the Corrections Act 2004 (2004 No 50).

Section 53(1)(a): amended, on 1 October 2007, by section 32(2) of the Parole Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 28).

Section 53(3): substituted, on 1 October 2007, by section 32(3) of the Parole Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 28).

Section 53(4): amended, on 1 October 2007, by section 32(4) of the Parole Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 28).