738. Duration of licences granted to prisoner serving Criminal Justice Act 1991 sentences and certain extended sentences.

Where certain prisoners convicted of an offence committed before 4 April 20051 are released on licence for the first time under transitional provisions2, or in accordance with the automatic release provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, 3the licence remains in force until the date on which the person would (but for the release) have served three-quarters of the sentence4. The class of prisoners subject to this provision include persons serving a 'Criminal Justice Act 1991 sentence'5 (or serving a specified extended sentence which falls within the definition of a 'Criminal Justice Act 2003 sentence' for these purposes6), and