715. Power to release fixed-term prisoners before required term on home detention curfew.

The Secretary of State1 may2 release on licence3 incorporating a home detention curfew condition4 a fixed-term prisoner5, at any time during the period of 135 days6 ending with the day on which the prisoner will have served the requisite custodial period specified for these purposes7, except where8:

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    (1)     the sentence is an extended sentence imposed for certain violent or sexual offences or a special custodial sentence for an offender of particular concern9;

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    (2)     the sentence is for a term of four years or more10;

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    (3)     the sentence is imposed for an offence of remaining at large after temporary release11;