Being on probation

Probation is when someone is released from prison or is serving a community sentence.

Offenders usually have to follow standard and maybe special conditions if they are in the community. The conditions specify things like where they can or cannot live, how often they must report to their probation officer and in the case of serious offences what kind of locations and activities they must avoid. If an offender doesn’t follow the conditions set for them they could be fined, get another sentence or be sent to prison.