May 27, 2019

Andrew Sperling on why the Conservative leadership contender’s “cheap attempt to whip up hatred’ on a prisoner’s temporary release – a case he will know nothing about – is dangerous.

One of the few ple...

March 1, 2019

Let’s say you are a prisoner who has been convicted of sexual offences. You have done all that you can to change your behaviour. You are waiting for a Parole Board Review.

You find out that there is a...

March 1, 2019

The Ministry of Justice has announced that there will be a new review process to challenge Parole Board decisions termed the Reconsideration Mechanism. This is a worrying development for prisoners ser...

January 31, 2019

Solicitor Andrew Sperling explains what to do if the Parole Board unlawfully delays giving you your Parole Answer (even if you’ve already had it!)

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February 2, 2018

Every month hundreds of parole hearings take place up and down the country. Almost all of them take place out of the glare of the public eye. Parole hearings have been held in private in England and W...

November 29, 2017

Still waiting for guidance from MoJ and Parole Board

The fourth Lord Chancellor in four years, David Lidington, has withdrawn an appeal to the Supreme Court against the Court of Appeal’s ruling that se...

July 27, 2017

Large numbers of prisoners in limbo waiting for ‘SOTP mess’ to be cleared up

Anyone who has served a prison sentence for a sexual offence over the last 25 years will have heard of the SOTP. Thousands o...

July 28, 2016

​​There are still well over 3,000 people imprisoned for public protection who do not know when they will ever be released – this needs to change

View full article on The Guardian website.

September 1, 2014

In June, Inside Time featured a letter from the Parole Board Chairman seeking views from prisoners on the Parole Board’s plans for change. The Parole Board has been consulting very widely on these pla...

May 1, 2014

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 co...

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