When you find yourself on the wrong side of the Prison Gates it is importnat that you do seek expert legal assistance as this can make a real difference to how your sentence progresses and how you make the most of any opportunities to hasten your release as much as possible .
It can often be very confusing to work out what someones prison sentence actually means and when their release date may arise . We have a system which has a variety of sentences including at the top end life setences , Indeterminate Sentences , Extedned Sentences , Fixed Sentences with Conditional Release Dates and Short term Prison Sentences .
Depending on each there are different sentences and release opportunities with opportunities for early release generally controlled by the Parole Board - The Parole Application .
Discipline in Prison is maintained by a an Incentives and Privilege Scheme , with ultimate sanctions being dealt with either by a Governors Adjudication System or for the more serious offences by an Independent Adjudicator ( District Judge ) with options including for some sentences additional days imposed .
Other opportunies also can arise to advance including the possibility for a re-categorisation application so the priosner can move to less secure conditions .