DIZAEI – ELIGIBLE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jailed Metropolitan Police Commander Ali Dizaei is eligible to apply for almost immediate release on Home Detention Curfew (HDC), according to Converse, the national prisoners newspaper for England and Wales.
HDC allows anyone serving less than four years, for offences which do not involve drugs, sex, violence or terrorism, to be released extra-early with an electronic tag.
Anyone serving more than 18 months but less than four years, as in Dizaei’s case, is eligible to be released an extra 135 days before they would normally have been freed.
Converse editor Mark Leech said:
“Because Dizaei is now serving a three year sentence, not the four years he was originally sentenced to, he is eligible to apply for Home Detention Curfew – which means that in addition to serving 18 months of that sentence the last 135 days can also be spent on what is known as ‘the tag’.
“Dizaei has already served 15 months, in effect he only has around 90 days to serve – but he is eligible for 135 days on HDC which means he can be released pretty much straight away once the paperwork is completed.”