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Sentence Calculation

Once clients are sentenced by the criminal courts their sentencing details are passed on to the prison. The prison will then use these dates to calculate a release date, a parole eligibility date and a HDC eligibility date.

For obvious reasons it is extremely important that these dates are correct. If you are concerned that this is not the case, it may be hard to resolve this situation yourself and we are here to help.

Please note: Cartwright King no longer offers Prison Law advice, but we are happy to help direct you to other organisations which may be able to assist. You can call us on 0808 168 5550 or alternatively email us on and we will call you straight back.


Please provide a brief outline of your query below, and one of our specialist team members will be in touch with you shortly.

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