Excluded Sentences

Convictions resulting in the following sentences can never become spent:

  • A sentence of imprisonment, youth custody detention in a young offender institution or corrective training, for a term of more than two and a half years.
  • A sentence of imprisonment for life
  • A sentence of preventive detention.
  • A sentence of imprisonment or detention for public protection, or an extended sentence under the Criminal Justice Act 2003
  • Detention during Her Majesty‚Äôs pleasure or for life, or a sentence of custody for life.
  • A sentence of detention for more than two and a half years in the case of a youth convicted of a grave crime
  • Certain court-martial and military punishments

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