If you want to make sure that your loved one doesn’t have to spend a minute longer in prison than absolutely necessary, it’s important to check the sentence has been correctly calculated.
This is not usually easy to do once you are in prison. It may require a legal representative who knows the system and can gain access to the necessary paperwork to review the information and calculations.
To ensure your loved one’s rights are protected our team of Prison Law specialists stay right up-to-date with current sentencing law and can review a sentence calculation and challenge it if necessary.
If you want to make sure your loved one is released at the right time contact our expert team right away. Find your nearest Hine Solicitors number now by clicking here.
How are incorrect sentences recorded?
Errors can be made for a variety of reasons from a simple error in transfer of information from the Court to the prison records to remand time not having been taken into account. The Parole eligibility date may also have been calculated or recorded incorrectly. This means it’s important to check.
The internal complaints system
If you have a family member who has been sentenced and suspects that there has been a mistake the Prison’s internal complaints system should be able to deal with it. However, should the complaint system not be able to address the matter then our legal team can take matters further by ensuring that the wrongly calculated sentence is rectified.