If you have been imprisoned and part of your sentence is remitted, this means that you do not have to remain in prison for the full period of your sentence. For example, if you have been sentenced to 8 years imprisonment, you may be released after 6 years. In other words, the remaining 2 years of your sentence are remitted.
Temporary release means that you are released from prison for a specified period of time for a specific purpose or reason.
Section 35 of the prison rules (SI No. 252/2007) came into operation in October 2007.came into effect in May 2007 and provides for the making of prison rules. Prison rules set out the the various conditions in prisons in Ireland and include all aspects of admission, registration, accommodation, visiting rights, health, discipline, education, etc. The new Act extends the range of matters covered by prison rules. The
Prisoners have a right to remission of one-quarter of their prison sentence. However, part of this remission may be cancelled as disciplinary punishment. Whether or not you get remission depends on your good behaviour while you are in prison.
There are two kinds of temporary release:
When the prison is deciding whether to grant temporary release, it will consider a number of different factors. It will consider the nature and circumstances of the crime you committed; your own attitude towards rehabilitation; your educational, training and employment needs and opportunities; your behaviour while in prison; your family background and the general background.
If you are granted temporary release, it will be subject to certain conditions including:
You will sign a "release form" acknowledging that
While you are outside the prison, you may be considered to be unlawfully at large and may be arrested when:
If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.