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What does being ‘on licence’ mean? Guide


Being released ‘on licence’ means that you’re freed from prison before your sentence is complete, but you must stick to a set of rules for the rest of your sentence. These rules are known as the licence conditions.  

The aim of a period on licence is to protect the public, to prevent you re-offending, and to help you settle back into the community. The licence conditions are not a form of punishment, so they must be fair and necessary. 

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