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Parole Board annual report

Details:

Title

Parole Board annual report

Collection

Parole Board Annual Report; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2012

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory. Parole Board -- Periodicals; Parole -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Parole Board of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/258611

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/502284

Page content

12 PAROLE BOARD OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY | ANNUAL REPORT 2012 UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE The Non Parole Period The Sentencing Act provides that a sentencing court may fix a non-parole period (NPP) for an offender who is sentenced to a term of imprisonment of at least twelve months. The non-parole period set by the sentencing court stipulates the minimum time a prisoner must serve in custody before being eligible for release on parole. Contrary to other jurisdictions a prisoner does not have a right to be released on parole and is not automatically granted parole on the expiry of their non-parole period. The Parole Board has full authority over the decision of if and when a prisoner is released on parole. The Board may decide a prisoner is not to be granted parole and should serve the whole of their sentence in prison. Parole Process Arrangements for Board Meetings There are several provisions in the Parole of Prisoners Act which govern the Board in making decisions regarding the release to or revocation of parole. There are additional requirements regarding the consideration for prisoners serving a term of life imprisonment for the crime of murder. LIFE IMPRISONMENT ALL OTHER SENTENCES Meetings held quarterly Meetings held monthly Quorum requires the Chairperson and seven other members Quorum requires Chairperson and three other members Decisions require a unanimous vote Decisions require a majority vote


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