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Representing yourself at your Parole Review, Inside Time

As mentioned in the December edition of Inside Time, recent government changes to the legal aid system mean that some prisoners are no longer entitled to legal aid for their parole review. This will mainly affect those prisoners who are being considered only for a transfer to open conditions (a pre-tariff review) or a return back to open conditions (an advice case). Prisoners who are being considered for release can still receive legal aid, although we know from the Offender Survey that we carried out that some prisoners sometimes find it difficult to obtain representation. In order to help prisoners who are unable to obtain legal representation, the Parole Board has produced a factsheet. Th


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