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NCJ Number: 114635 Find in a Library
Title: Custodial Orders (From Sentencing, P 35-54, 1988, Australian Law Reform Commission, ed. -- See NCJ-114633)
Corporate Author: Law Reform Cmssn of Australia
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Government Publishing Service
Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Law Reform Cmssn of Australia
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Government Publishing Service
GPO Box 84
Canberra, ACT 2601,
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: In considering the nature of Australia's custodial order, this chapter discusses determination of the length of the prison term, with attention to parole, early release, and remission policies.
Abstract: The Law Reform Commission of Australia recommends reforms to ensure that the length and nature of a custodial sentence are clear at the time of sentencing. To achieve this end, the commission recommends the concept of a 'custodial order,' which encompasses both a period of imprisonment and a period of supervised release in the community. A discussion of related commission recommendations includes a review of commission custodial recommendations pertinent to Australian Federal offenders. Topics covered in the recommendations are entitlement to parole, other provisions which impact upon the release date, parole release, parole conditions, liability to serve the remainder of a term, and release on license. The chapter also discusses the application of the recommended reforms to inmates in general and to specific types of inmates, the impact of various discretions in custodial orders, parole conditions, and parole revocation. The implementation of the reforms is considered for the Australian Capital Territory and Federal parole. 46 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Parole
Index Term(s): Australia; Good time allowance; Incarceration
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