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Abolition of IPP for dangerous offenders. New mandatory life sentences.

Indefinite sentences of imprisonment for public protection have been replaced by a new regime which is effective from 3rd December 2012. The primary sentence to replace the IPP is the Extended Determinate Sentence (EDS). This consists of a fixed term followed by an extended period of licence. There are two release provisions, depending upon the seriousness of the offence: For less serious matters there will be automatic release after two thirds of the term. The offender will then remain on licence for the balance of the custodial term and the extended period thereafter. The most serious offences will not result in automatic release until the expiry of the custodial term. The offender will however have the right to apply for...

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