As stipulated in the Post-Release Supervision of Prisoners Ordinance
, the Post-Release Supervision Board (the Board) shall examine the following documents before it makes an order:
(a) A report and recommendation by the Commissioner of Correctional Services relating to the conduct of the prisoner in prison;
(b) A report and recommendation by the Commissioner of Police;
(c) Any report that was prepared for the court of trial to assist the trial judge or magistrate, as the case may be, in determining sentence;
(d) Any recorded observations of the trial judge or magistrate, as the case may be, in passing sentence; and
(e) Any medical, psychological or psychiatric report on the prisoner that is available to the Board.
Each eligible prisoner is provided with a copy of the above materials in his preferred language (either Chinese or English) no less than 14 days before the Board meets so that he can appreciate the nature of his case. He has the right to make written representations to the Board with regard to the possible making of the supervision order on him and the contents of the materials provided.
Each prisoner's case is considered at the meeting before the Board reaches a decision. The Board Chairman signs the supervision order and the Commissioner of Correctional Services endorses and serves a copy of the order on the prisoner concerned.
The prisoner has the right to make one written application to the Board for varying or discharging his supervision order at any time upon or after the making of the order. In handling the application, the Board considers the prisoner's case again carefully and reconsiders its previous decision together with any valid grounds provided.