As soon as a person1:
(1) who is serving a Criminal Justice Act 1967 sentence of imprisonment imposed before 1 October 19922;
(2) whose sentence is for a term of more than 12 months3; and
(3) who has not previously been released from prison on licence in respect of that sentence4,
has served two-thirds of the sentence5, it is the duty of the Secretary of State6 to release that person unconditionally7; and the Secretary of State must, if directed to do so by the Parole Board8, release on licence a person who falls within heads (1) to (3) above9, after
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