The issues in being recalled to get back into custody in England and Wales
A custodial (prison) sentence is one of the most severe punishments for those who committed a crime in England and Wales. If a person received a sentence for a crime, he/she would have to get into custody at first, but not necessarily have to spend the whole time in custody. As for the latter half of the sentence period, the person could likely be in the community on ‘license’ conditions under supervision by probation officers. Once breaking these conditions, they will face the risk of being recalled and getting into custody again. However, the main reason to be recalled is non-compliance with licence conditions unrelated to the increased risk of reoffending.