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NCJ Number: 64280 Find in a Library
Title: SCOTLAND - PAROLE BOARD - REPORT FOR 1978
Author(s): ANON
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: Pendragon House, Inc
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Sale Source: Pendragon House, Inc
2898 Joseph Avenue
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United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: ACTIVITIES OF THE PAROLE BOARD OF SCOTLAND AND PAROLE RELATED STATISTICS DURING 1978 ARE PRESENTED; EDUCATION IN THE SCOTTISH PENAL SYSTEM AND SUPERVISION AVAILABLE TO PAROLEES ARE HIGHLIGHTED.
Abstract: DURING 1978, THE BOARD CONSIDERED A TOTAL OF 285 CASES FOR PAROLE AND RECOMMENDED PAROLE IN 228 CASES. FIFTEEN OF THESE CASES IN WHICH PAROLE WAS GRANTED WERE NOT RECOMMENDED IN THE INITIAL CONSIDERATION BY LOCAL REVIEW COMMITTEES. OF THE 57 CASES NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PAROLE, 10 WERE RECOMMENDED FOR FURTHER REVIEW IN LESS THAN 12 MONTHS. OFFENDERS DETAINED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS ACT OR THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT DO NOT QUALIFY FOR NORMAL REMISSION OF SENTENCES BUT MAY BE LIBERATED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE IF THE BOARD SO RECOMMENDS. IN 1978, RELEASE WAS RECOMMENDED IN 34 CASES. A NUMBER OF PAROLEES WERE REPORTED FOR BREACHES OF LICENSE CONDITIONS. WRITTEN WARNINGS WERE ISSUED TO 20 PAROLEES, AND THERE WERE 7 OTHER DISPOSALS. DURING THE YEAR 28 CASES OF PERSONS SERVING LIFE IMPRISONMENT OR BEING DETAINED AT HER MAJESTY'S PLEASURE WERE REFERRED TO THE BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION OF A PROVISIONAL RELEASE DATE. RELEASE DATES WERE RECOMMENDED FOR ALL CASES. A TOTAL OF 13 PRISONERS SERVING LIFE SENTENCES WERE RELEASED ON LICENSE. THE BOARD RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION IN THE REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS, AND RECOMMENDS THE APPOINTMENT OF A FULL-TIME EDUCATION OFFICER FOR EACH INSTITUTION. IN ADDITION, THE BOARD FEELS THAT THERE IS A NEED FOR GREAT IMPROVEMENT IN THE SUPERVISION SERVICES AVAILABLE TO YOUNG LICENSEES. CLOSER INVOLVEMENT WITH THE SOCIAL WORKER BEFORE PAROLE BEGINS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. APPENDIXES AND TABULAR STATISTICAL DATA ARE PROVIDED IN THE REPORT. (LWM)
Index Term(s): Parole; Parole board; Parole statistics; Scotland
Note: PRESENTED TO PARLIAMENT BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SCOTLAND UNDER SCHEDULE 2, PARAGRAPH 6, CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 1967.
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