When prisoners arrive in jail, they receive a release dates notification slip, which informs them of when and what date they will be released.
For various reasons, the release date is sometimes calculated incorrectly, meaning that the prisoner may have to serve more time than they should!
If a prisoner believes their sentence has been calculated incorrectly they are entitled to challenge this, and yes, they are entitled to legal representation under legal aid.
If you or someone you know believes a sentence has been miscalculated then call us immediately and our prison lawyers will be happy to investigate this for you.
For a no-obligation discussion about your case please contact Joanne Davidson, Head of our Prison Law department on 0800 1444 111, or email her at JoanneDavidson@cmsolicitors.co.uk. Alternatively, please complete our online form and one of our Prisons solicitors will be in touch within 24 hours.