Probation means you are serving your sentence but you are not in prison.
You could be put on probation because:
  • You are serving a community sentence
  • you have been released from prison on licence or on parole
While on probation, you may have to:
  • do unpaid work
  • complete an education or training course
  • get treatment for addictions, like drugs or alcohol
  • have regular meetings with an ‘offender manager’

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