712. Early release of prisoners serving a sentence of under 12 months.

If a fixed-term prisoner1:

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    (1)     is serving a sentence which is for a term of 1 day2;

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    (2)     is serving a sentence which is for a term of less than 12 months3 and is aged under 18 on the last day of the requisite custodial period4; or

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    (3)     is serving a sentence which is for a term of less than 12 months5 and the sentence was imposed in respect of an offence committed before 1 February 20156,

it is the duty of the Secretary of State7 to release him unconditionally as soon as he has served the requisite custodial period8.