Section 468 Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 NG

Section 468 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015

Section 468 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 is under PART 45 of the Act. It is about PAROLE.

Headline: Court may direct release of prisoner before completion of sentence.

(1) Where the Comptroller-General of Prisons makes a report to the court recommending that a prisoner:
(a) sentenced and serving his sentence in prison is of good behaviour; and

(b) has served at least one third of his prison term, if he is sentenced to imprisonment for a term of at least 15 years or where he is sentenced to life imprisonment, the court may, after hearing the prosecution and the prisoner or his legal representative, order that the remaining term of his imprisonment be suspended, with or without conditions, as the court considers fit, and the prisoner shall be released from prison on the order.

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(2) A prisoner released under subsection (1) of this section shall undergo a rehabilitation programme in a Government facility or any other appropriate facility to enable him to be properly reintegrated to the society.

(3) The Comptroller-General of Prisons shall make adequate arrangement, including budgetary provision, for the facility.

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