21 Consideration for parole of offenders detained in prison

(1)

The Board must, as soon as practicable after the parole eligibility date of an offender who is detained in a prison, consider the offender for release on parole.

(2)

The Board must consider for parole every offender who is detained in a prison at least once in every 2 years after the offender’s last parole hearing unless, when the offender is due to be considered,—

(a)

the offender has a new parole eligibility date that is more than 12 months after his or her last parole hearing (in which case subsection (1) applies); or

(b)

the offender is subject to a postponement order; or

(c)

the offender is detained following an application for a recall order, or under an interim or final recall order.

(3)

If subsection (2)(c) (but not subsection (2)(a)) applies to an offender, the Board must consider the offender for parole within 12 months of any final recall order that is, or is subsequently, made.

Compare: 1985 No 120 ss 92, 97, 100

Section 21 heading: amended, on 1 June 2005, by section 206 of the Corrections Act 2004 (2004 No 50).

Section 21(1): amended, on 1 June 2005, by section 206 of the Corrections Act 2004 (2004 No 50).

Section 21(2): amended, on 2 September 2015, by section 10 of the Parole Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 4).

Section 21(2): amended, on 1 June 2005, by section 206 of the Corrections Act 2004 (2004 No 50).