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Publication - Consultation responses

Parole reform in Scotland: analysis of consultation responses

Published: 12 Feb 2018
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Research
ISBN:
9781788515702

Collated and analysed responses to the public consultation on parole reform in support of the Vision for Justice in Scotland.

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37 page PDF

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Contents
Parole reform in Scotland: analysis of consultation responses
Annex A: Breakdown of closed questions - 23 respondents

37 page PDF

709.1 kB

Annex A: Breakdown of closed questions - 23 respondents

Initial question theme Total responded (R) (from 23) Response by respondent category
Public LA Individual 3 rd sector legal Judiciary
R Y N R Y N R Y N R Y N R Y N R Y N R Y N
(Q1) Reinforce independence of the Parole Board 16 14 2 5 4 1 5 5 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
(Q2) Appointment duration terms fit for purpose 17 5 12 5 2 3 5 2 3 2 1 1 3 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 1
(Q3) Removal/review upper age limit of 75 16 11 5 4 4 0 5 4 1 3 1 2 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
(Q4) Review prescribed membership of Parole Board 18 15 3 5 5 0 5 2 3 2 2 0 4 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
(Q5) Removal of appointments to Parole Board from CESPL 14 7 7 4 2 2 5 1 4 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Q6) SMs removed from decision to release or not prisoners liable to removal from UK deportation cases 13 13 0 2 2 0 5 5 0 2 2 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
(Q7) SMs to set licence conditions for extended sentence prisoners 16 8 8 4 2 2 5 2 3 1 1 0 4 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 1
(Q8) Clarifying decisions of Parole Board are binding on SMs 16 16 0 4 4 0 5 5 0 3 3 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
(Q9) Re-release of a prisoner following recall to custody should be as soon as practically possible 18 16 2 4 4 0 6 6 0 3 3 0 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
(Q10) Time limit for prisoner reps on HDC revocation referrals to Parole Board 14 11 3 3 3 0 5 4 1 2 1 1 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
(Q11) Common test(s) for all release, re-release and recall considerations 16 15 1 4 4 0 5 5 0 2 2 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
(Q12) Review periods for Life and OLR prisoners 18 16 2 5 4 1 6 5 1 2 2 0 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
(Q13) Ability for bodies to send reports for revocation and re-release directly to the Parole Board 18 16 2 5 5 0 6 6 0 3 2 1 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
(Q14) Live link not to be used if unfair on prisoner or witness 18 18 0 5 5 0 6 6 0 2 2 0 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
(Q15) Removal of prescribed dossier content 14 10 4 3 2 1 5 4 1 2 2 0 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
(Q16) Ability for Chair of Parole Board to issue procedural guidance 15 11 4 4 3 1 5 3 2 2 2 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
(Q17) Authorisation of any person to attend hearings ( e.g. as an observer) 16 14 2 4 4 0 5 4 1 3 2 1 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
(Q18) Prisoner to submit written record of state of preparation 17 12 5 4 3 1 6 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
(Q19) Considerations for recalled extended sentence prisoners to be at casework meetings 16 11 5 5 4 1 6 3 3 1 1 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
(Q20) Composition for oral hearings and tribunals to mirror casework meetings 15 5 10 4 1 3 5 1 4 1 0 1 4 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
(Q21) Breach considerations - imminent risk of serious harm - single PB Member to consider 18 11 7 5 4 1 6 4 2 3 1 2 5 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

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