724. Application of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 early release and recall arrangements to sentences for offence committed before 4 April 2005.

As from 3 December 20121, the usual Criminal Justice Act 2003 provisions that govern early release and recall2 apply with modifications to any person serving a sentence for an offence committed before 4 April 20053, whenever that sentence was or is imposed4. Subject to such modifications:

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    (1)     where the person has been released on licence under Part II of the Criminal Justice Act 19915 or under the Criminal Justice Act 19676 before 3 December 20127, the person is to be treated as if the release had been under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 provisions8; and

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    (2)     where a person