When an offender is released from prison, they will be subject to licence conditions for the remainder of their sentence (for example, someone sentenced to four years imprisonment will be released after two years but will be on licence for the second half of their sentence).
If someone breaches their licence conditions, their licence can be revoked and they will be returned to prison to continue serving their sentence.
Every prisoner released is subject to seven standard licence conditions. They must:
Licences can also have additional conditions to supplement the standard conditions. Any additional licence condition must be proportionate, reasonable and necessary. Additional licence conditions must fall within the following nine categories: