Release under Supervision Board

Revocation of Supervision Order

Under section 14(2) of the Prisoners (Release under Supervision) Ordinance (the Ordinance), during the supervision period, should a supervisee be convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment (other than a sentence that is suspended), or be also the subject of a suspended sentence that is ordered to take effect under section 109C(1)(a) or (b) of the Criminal Procedure Ordinance, the supervision order shall cease to have effect. Further, where it appears to the Commissioner of Correctional Services that the public interest requires that a supervisee be re-imprisoned immediately, he may revoke that order under section 14(3) of the Ordinance. The Release under Supervision Board (the Board) may also recommend to the Secretary for Security to revoke a supervision order under section 14(1) of the Ordinance, if, for instance, the supervisee has breached the supervision conditions without lawful authority or reasonable excuse. Upon revocation of his supervision order or when the supervision order ceases to have effect, the supervisee shall be re-imprisoned for the remainder of his sentence.

Unless the supervisee is reimprisoned by reason of his supervision order ceasing to have effect under section 14(2) of the Ordinance, he may apply in writing to the Chief Executive through the Board for a review of his case within 14 days of his re-imprisonment in accordance with section 16(1) of the Ordinance. He also has the right to submit written representations to the Board. After reviewing the case, the Board will submit its recommendation to the Secretary for Security for a final decision. The prisoner may submit an application for early release again under section 6 of the Ordinance but the Board shall consider such application only one year after the date of revocation of his supervision order or the supervision order ceases to have effect.