Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Parole committee recruitment planned by government

The Isle of Man government has embarked on a recruitment drive to find "community spirited" volunteers to work on the parole committee.

Successful applicants would make recommendations about the the release and recall of prisoners.

The organisation is said to play an important role in the smooth running of the Manx criminal justice system.

Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson said the volunteering role required common sense and judgement.

He added: "Liberty is a valued possession, and the state has many safeguards before it is taken away.

"The parole committee provides the final gateway between prison and freedom.

"It is their responsibility to judge whether individuals should be released back into the community and on what terms".

An information pack about the positions is available from the Isle of Man department of home affairs.

The application deadline is 2 December.

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