Recall to Prison
VHS Fletchers Solicitors’ experienced Prison Law team can offer advice and representation to prisoners who have been recalled to custody on licence.
If you are a determinate (fixed term) sentence prisoner, at the halfway or two thirds part of your sentence you will be released from custody to serve the remainder of your sentence on licence.
This allows the remaining part of your sentence to be managed by the Probation Service and upon release a number of conditions will be placed upon you that must be adhered to.
Should you breach any of these conditions without valid reason you may find that the Probation Service revokes your licence and returns you to custody.
If a standard recall is instigated this could result in the remainder of your sentence being served in custody without the benefit of a further period on licence.
VHS Fletchers are able to assist with requesting your further release before your sentence expiry date by way of written representations to the Secretary of State. These representations are considered alongside recommendations and reports from other agencies including the Probation Service and allow you to have a voice and give your reasons as to why the conditions were breached and the efforts made since recall to avoid further revocation upon re-release.
A paper review will initially be undertaken which could result in a decision or referral to the Parole Board for an oral hearing.
We have offices across the East Midlands and provide nationwide advice and representation. Find your nearest office here. Alternatively use the contact form below to get in contact with our prison law specialists.