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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/08/2004   
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The Parole Board is required to make independent and appropriate decisions in relation to the release of prisoners on supervised conditions. In doing so the Board is required to have regard to the interests of the public and the interests of the prisoner before making their decision.


RELEASES AND REFUSALS

In 2003, the Parole Board considered a total of 148 applications. This compares to 76 in 1996 and 44 in 1990. Of all applications considered by the Parole Board in 2003, some 46.6% were granted, compared with 80.2% in 1996 and 79.5% in 1990.


APPLICATIONS FOR PAROLE BY FIXED SENTENCED PRISONERS, Tasmania

Considered
Granted
Revoked
Refused

Year ending 30 June

no.

no.

no.

no.

1990
44
35
6
3
1991
59
46
5
8
1992
55
37
2
16
1993
46
33
2
11
1994
79
49
4
26
1995
62
44
4
14
1996
76
61
6
9
1997
134
56
3
75
1998
105
60
4
41
1999
132
81
6
45
2000
140
84
3
53
2001
146
83
9
54
2002
150
76
14
60
2003
148
69
30
59

Source: Parole Board of Tasmania.


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