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Post-Release Supervision Board

Objective of Post-Release Supervision of Prisoners Scheme

Prisoners eligible for post-release supervision include adult prisoners serving sentences of six years' imprisonment or more and those sentenced to two years' imprisonment or more for specific types of offences, e.g. triad-related offences, sexual offences and crimes of violence. Given the nature of their offences and the length of imprisonment, these prisoners may need more attention and advice in re-adjusting to normal life in society after discharge. The Post-Release Supervision of Prisoners Scheme (the Scheme) aims at providing these discharged adult prisoners with guidance and assistance to help them reintegrate into society and lead a normal and useful life, thus reducing recidivism. The Scheme is therefore rehabilitative in nature rather than punitive.