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Post-Release Supervision Board

Establishment and Functions of the Board

The Post-Release Supervision Board (the Board) is an independent statutory body established on 30 November 1996 under the Post-Release Supervision of Prisoners Ordinance, Cap. 475, to administer the Post-Release Supervision of Prisoners Scheme. The Board considers granting post-release supervision to eligible prisoners by making supervision orders and applications for variation, suspension or discharge of these orders. In the discharge of its functions, the Board shall have regard to the desirability of securing prisoners' rehabilitation and re-integration into society and the need to protect the public from serious harm from offenders.