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Handling and responding to parole board directions

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Handling and responding to Parole Board directions and representing the Secretary of State at Parole Board oral hearings convened to consider re- release following recall; Seconded offender managers are key members of the review teams, who work along side case managers and who have experience in making risk assessments and managing risk in the community. The case management facility in PPCS will ensure that cases are reviewed and/or referred to the Parole Board in a timely way and that offender managers and offenders supervisors are kept informed of progress. HM Prison Service 3.4 The Prison Service is responsible for holding prisoners who have been recalled to custody following a breach of licence. Prison establishments will: i Identify, immediately upon reception, and inform PPCS within 24 hours, or on the first working day thereafter, of all offenders returned to custody following recall; ii Ensure that recalled offenders are given the recall dossier issued by PPCS within 24 hours of receipt of the dossier from PPCS and explain to the prisoner their right to make representations to be re-released; iii Provide Probation Trusts / YOTs, Police, PPCS, Parole Board and Electronic Monitoring Companies with any information and intelligence on recalled prisoners which may have a bearing on their potential level of risk when released back into the community; and iv Ensure that recalled offenders are released on licence where appropriate, as soon as is practicable where directed by the Parole Board or the Secretary of State, no later than 28 days where the recall is for a fixed term, at the automatic/conditional release date, where the prisoner was recalled following a breach of HDC conditions, and in all other cases, no later than sentence expiry. PSI 17/2013-PI 07/2013-AI 09/2013 UNCLASSIFIED IS- SUE DATE 11/07/2013
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UNCLASSIFIED PAGE 9 PART II - RECALLS 4 Determinate Sentence Offenders Request for Revocation of Licence 4.1 When managing offenders on licence, offender managers must use the request for recall as a risk management tool in line with standards and guidance on the enforcement of the sentence. The Practitioner’s Note at Annex B provides guidance on completion of the recall reports. Recall of determinate sentence offenders 4.2 Determinate sentence offenders serving sentences of 12 months or more who have been released on licence are liable to be recalled by the Secretary of State at any point during the licence period. Recall is always triggered by a request from the Probation Service. The request is referred to the PPCS, whose staff take the final decision on behalf of the Secretary of State. In taking such decisions there are two options: Fixed term recall – recall for a fixed period of 28 days, to be used where an offender has been assessed as suitable for fixed term recall (FTR). Offenders will be re-released automatically at the end of 28 days, or may be re-released earlier under the Secretary of State’s executive power to re-release; or
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