Revoking early conditional release measures in Spain

  • José Cid (Universitat Autònoma Barcelona. Contact:
  • Beatriz Tébar (Departament d’Interior de la Generalitat de Catalunya. Email:

In this article we examine how early conditional release measures for offenders are revoked in Spain. For this purpose we analyse the legal framework of revocation, paying special attention to the criteria and the procedures legally established. We also take a look to the practice of revocation by discussing relevant statistics and the case law on this subject. Finally, we raise some critical points on the Spanish system of revocation suggesting some changes inspired by the principle of revocation as a last resort.

Keywords: Early conditional release, Recalling, Prison allocation, Parole

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