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Parole in the brave new world, Inside Time

Government cuts bring the Parole Board ‘close to crisis’ was the headline article of last month’s Inside Time. It was entirely accurate, as many prisoners awaiting long overdue Parole Hearings will confirm. Within the last couple of weeks, the Parole Board have issued letters to hundreds of prisoners telling them their hearing are likely to be delayed owing to the fall-out of the Supreme Court ruling in Osborne and Booth. Inside Time has also reported extensively on the cuts to legal aid for prisoners which came into effect on December 2, 2013 and the impact that these are likely to have on Parole Reviews. This piece will offer some practical advice for prisoners to manage these changes so t


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