law pages of Bournemouth and Poole College.
On 20th November 2006, ‘intermittent custody’ will cease to be a sentencing option.
On a date to be announced the release of prisoners after they have served 50% of their sentence will cease.
Prisoners serving fixed terms for serious offences will have to appeal to a high court judge who will decide whether an offender serving a ‘determinate sentence’ should be released after 50 per cent of their term.
These are part of measures proposed by the Home Office to restore public confidence in the sentencing process which has been damaged by recent scandals.
News item on the end of intermittent custody here
News item on the end of early release here