Current tag: probation

Life sentences

Does a life sentence always mean that someone will spend the rest of their life in prison? Some prisoners will stay in prison for the rest of their lives because of the nature of their crimes, although few prisoners receive a whole life tariff (currently 25 out of a total of 5500 lifers). Most receive […]

Home visits by the probation service

If a prisoner is being considered for parole, home leave, or home detention curfew, one of the reports routinely required is a report on the home they would be returning to on release. This will usually be written by a probation officer in the community based on a visit to the address. For Home Detention […]

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