Parole Act 2002

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21A Board must specify date by which offender must be further considered for parole

When the Board declines to release an offender on parole, the Board in its decision—

(a)

must specify a date (the specified date) by which the offender must be further considered for parole; and

(b)

where the date specified in paragraph (a) is more than 12 months after the date of the current hearing, may specify the relevant activities (if any) that the Board expects will be completed by the specified date; and

(c)

may specify that the next parole hearing may be brought forward if the manager of the prison in which the offender is detained considers that all of the relevant activities have been completed earlier than the specified date; and

(d)

may give notice to the offender that the Board may consider making a postponement order at the next parole hearing.

Section 21A: inserted, on 2 September 2015, by section 11 of the Parole Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 4).