A Prison Recall can occur for a variety of reasons. Often it is because you broke your probation conditions when being released from prison on licence. But it is not always as straight forward.
These are the most common type of parole hearing. Due to the bad behaviour standard clause in licences – also known as “doing anything to undermine the purposes of licence supervision”, many people find themselves being recalled for the pettiest of reasons.
Surprisingly, even without charge, this may result in an individual being recalled to prison. Even if the police decide to take no further action once the recall has been implemented, it can take months, if not years, for the Parole Board to review the matter. Why? Because there are tens of thousands of recalls and only a limited amount of staff within the recall teams to deal with these matters. Unless you have a solicitor who can contact the relevant department, locate your caseworker and make sure that your matter is dealt with as soon as possible.
At Bloomsbury Law, we take licence recalls very seriously as we are aware that every day in prison feels like a month, if not longer, to a prisoner. We believe that a prisoner should not have to spend a minute longer in prison than is lawful. We will notify the Recall Team of your circumstances, submit representations on your behalf to be considered by the Parole Board and ensure that your hearing, whether oral or paper, takes place as soon as possible.
If you are looking for legal advice regarding a prison recall, please get in contact with one of our solicitors. We will listen to your situation, answer any questions you may have and advise you accordingly once we have been instructed.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated specialists on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our bilingual speaking team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.