746. Formalities.

Once the legal requirements for release have been met, discharge from prison is largely an administrative matter in relation to which the Prison Service Instructions System gives guidance and sets out basic matters of policy1.

A prisoner who would2 be discharged on any Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or on any day which is a bank holiday in England and Wales3 (and, in the case of a person who is serving a term of more than five days, any Saturday) is discharged on the next preceding day which is not one of those days4. Any power conferred by or under