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An overview of how parole works.
Sentences of imprisonment of over six months are usually split into a non-parole period and a parole period during which they may be released from custody.
A non-parole period is the minimum time that an offender must spend in prison before they are eligible for release to parole.
Certain specified serious offences have standard non-parole periods set in legislation.