Release On Temporary Licence (ROTL) allows eligible prisoners to be temporarily released for precisely defined
activities that cannot be provided in prisons.
A failure occurs when a prisoner fails to adhere to any condition written into the licence that permits their
temporary release. Such conditions include the date and time by which the prisoner is required to return to the
prison and may also place restrictions on where the prisoner may go and whom they may visit during the period of release.
Prisoners must be fully risk assessed before release is granted and must sign a temporary release licence
setting out the applicable conditions and the duration of the licence.
In the first half of financial year 2017-18 (Apr - Sep '17) there were 171 temporary release failures.
Temporary release failures detail