Cultural reports for parole are a little bit different in that there is no specific section in the Parole Act 2002 that legislates cultural reports for parole. However, lawyers will on occasion seek a cultural report for their client if they did not have one completed for their sentencing. They may also seek a cultural report for special circumstances, such as an application for compassionate release, which may require cultural information to be put before the Parole Board.
If you did not have a cultural report for sentence, talk to a lawyer about the value of having a report completed for parole. This will depend on a number of factors, including how long you have been in custody and your type of offending.
If you have a cultural report, the Parole Board may have a copy of it already. Sometimes this is stipulated by a Judge at sentencing, that a copy of your cultural report be provided to the Parole Board. Depending on how much time has passed since you were sentenced, you may like to send the Parole Board a copy of your cultural report as part of your own submission when applying for release on parole.
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