713. Early release of fixed-term prisoners serving a sentence of 12 months or more.

As soon as a fixed-term prisoner1, who is serving a sentence which is for a term of 12 months or more2, other than3:


    (1)     a prisoner of particular concern who is serving a special sentence sentence4;


    (2)     a prisoner who is serving an extended determinate sentence5;


    (3)     a prisoner who is serving an extended sentence under predecessor legislation6;


    (4)     a prisoner who has been released on home detention curfew and recalled under the Criminal Justice Act 2003,7

has served the requisite custodial period specified for these purposes8, it is the duty of the Secretary of State to release that person