CHAPTER 400
PAROLE BOARDS ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
PAROLE BOARDS

   3.   Establishment of Parole Boards.

PART III
ELIGIBILITY AND CONDITIONS FOR PAROLE

   4.   Eligibility and conditions for parole.

   5.   Consequences for failure to comply with conditions for parole.

   6.   Procedure for parole and functions of Parole Boards.

PART IV
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

   7.   Regulations.

   8.   Liability of Parole Board Members, etc.

   9.   Penalty.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 400
THE PAROLE BOARDS ACT

An Act to establish the Parole Boards, to provide for the procedure to release prisoners on parole and related matters.

[1st January, 1998]
[G.N. No. 783 of 1997]

Acts Nos.
25 of 1994
10 of 2001
5 of 2002
9 of 2002

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Parole Boards Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "Minister" means the minister responsible for prisons;

   "National Parole Board" means the National Parole Board established under section 3;

   "Officer-in-Charge of prison" has the meaning assigned to it under the Prisons Act *;

   "Parole Board" means the National Parole Board and the Regional Parole Board established under section 3.

PART II
PAROLE BOARDS (s 3)

3.   Establishment of Parole Boards

   (1) There is hereby established the National Parole Board for Mainland Tanzania and a Regional Parole Board for every region in Mainland Tanzania.

   (2) The National Parole Board shall consist of–

   (a)   the Chairman who shall be a person vested with knowledge and experience in legal matters or in administration of criminal justice, and who shall be appointed by the President;

   (b)   the Director of Public Prosecutions or a representative from his office;

   (c)   the Chief Medical Officer from the Ministry of Health;

   (d)   the Commissioner for Social Welfare;

   (e)   a senior officer from the President's Office;

   (f)   two other members appointed by the Minister from amongst persons of good standing in the society.

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