691. Temporary release.

Rules made by the Secretary of State1 under the Prison Act 19522 may provide for the temporary release of convicted and sentenced prisoners (that is, for the temporary release of persons detained in a prison3, remand centre4, young offender institution5 secure training centre6 or secure college, not being persons committed in custody for trial before the Crown Court or committed to be sentenced or otherwise dealt with by the Crown Court or remanded in custody by any court)7.

Accordingly, the Secretary of State may8 release temporarily certain classes of prisoner or inmate9. Such a prisoner or inmate may be released