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Submission to the Ministry of Justice consultation on the parole system

1 December 2020

For decades the parole system has developed in an ad hoc way, often in response to developing case law. As the tailored review suggests, it is essential that the government considers what the Parole Board should be and how that vision can be best implemented from a structural perspective. It is inappropriate to make further changes before that question is determined.

There are considerable risks in opening up hearings as proposed in the paper. These risks affect victims, the wider public, people in prison and the professionals charged with their care in prison and on licence.

Read the full submission.

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