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Parole Board for Scotland

Decides whether prisoners can be safely released into the community.


  • After a crime: your rights

    Your rights as a victim or witness of crime – includes information on the Victims' Code for Scotland and the Standards of Service for victims and witnesses.
  • After the verdict: victims and witnesses

    What happens after a verdict at court, including information on sentencing, appeals and the Victim Notification Scheme.
  • Complain about the Parole Board

    How to complain to the Parole Board for Scotland if you’re unhappy with their service.
  • Getting parole

    Prisoners may be able to get parole, which means they can leave prison or be released from custody before the end of their sentence.
  • Understanding criminal justice

    Information for victims and witnesses on what happens at each stage of the criminal justice system.
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