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Article 729-1 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

Reductions of the probationary period required for the granting of conditional release may be granted to persons sentenced to life imprisonment in the forms and conditions provided for in Article 721; the total duration of these reductions may not, however, exceed, per year of imprisonment, twenty days or one month depending on whether or not the offender is in a state of legal recidivism. Reductions may, where applicable, only be…

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Article 729-2 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

When a foreign national sentenced to a custodial sentence is subject to a French ban, an administrative ban on French territory, an obligation to leave French territory, a ban on returning to French territory, a ban on movement on French territory, expulsion, extradition or surrender on the basis of a European arrest warrant, his conditional release is subject to the condition that this measure is carried out. It may be…

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Article 729-3 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

Conditional release may be granted to any person sentenced to a custodial sentence of less than or equal to four years, or for which the remaining sentence is less than or equal to four years, where that person exercises parental authority over a child under the age of ten who is ordinarily resident with that parent, or where the child is more than twelve weeks pregnant. The provisions of this…

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Article 730 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

Where the custodial sentence handed down is for a period of less than or equal to ten years, or where, regardless of the sentence initially handed down, the period of detention remaining to be served is less than or equal to three years, conditional release is granted by the sentence enforcement judge in accordance with the procedures laid down by l’article 712-6. In other cases, conditional release is granted by…

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Article 730-2 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

When the person has been sentenced to life imprisonment or when he or she has been sentenced either to a term of imprisonment or criminal imprisonment equal to or exceeding fifteen years for an offence for which socio-judicial supervision is incurred, or to a term of imprisonment or criminal imprisonment equal to or exceeding ten years for an offence mentioned in Article 706-53-13, parole cannot then be granted: 1° Only…

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Article 730-2-1 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

When the person has been sentenced to a custodial sentence for one or more offences mentioned in articles 421-1 to 421-6 of the Criminal Code, excluding those defined in articles 421-2-5 to 421-2-5-2 of the same code, conditional release may only be granted: 1° By the sentence enforcement court, regardless of the length of the prison sentence still to be served; 2° After receiving the opinion of a commission responsible…

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Article 730-3 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

When the length of the sentence served is at least equal to twice the length of the sentence still to be served, the situation of the convicted person serving one or more custodial sentences of a total duration of more than five years is examined by the sentence enforcement judge or court during an adversarial hearing held in accordance with the procedures set out in articles 712-6 or 712-7, in…

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Article 731 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The granting of conditional release may be subject to special conditions as well as assistance and monitoring measures designed to facilitate and verify the rehabilitation of the released person. In particular, parolees may be subject to one or more of the supervision measures or obligations mentioned in articles 132-44 and 132-45 of the Penal Code. These measures are implemented by the sentence enforcement judge assisted by the prison integration and…

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Article 731-1 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The person subject to conditional release may be subject to the obligations set out for socio-judicial supervision if he or she has been convicted of a crime or offence for which this measure is incurred. Unless otherwise decided by the sentence enforcement judge or the sentence enforcement court, this person is subject to a treatment order under the conditions set out in articles L. 3711-1 et seq. of the Public…

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Article 732 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The conditional release decision lays down the terms and conditions under which freedom is granted and maintained, as well as the nature and duration of the assistance and supervision measures. If it is made by the sentence enforcement court, the court may provide that the release will take place on the day set by the sentence enforcement judge between two specified dates. This duration may not be less than the…

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