Under the Western Australian Sentencing Act, Magistrate's presiding in Western Australian Courts over people convicted of a charge of Escape from Lawful Custody, are statutorily prohibited from making them eligible for Parole.
The Sentencing Act 1995 Western Australia at section 85(1) defined term, describes a prescribed term as a term imposed for escaping lawful custody.
Section 89(3) provides; a Parole Eligibility order must not be made in respect of a prescribed term.
Unfortunately the section does not provide details beyond the simple ineligibility for an order for Parole.
This raises some queries;
1. Does the ineligibility for Parole only apply to the sentence imposed for the Escape Lawful Custody charge?;
2. If the sentence imposed for the Escape Lawful Custody is less than 6 months, is the sentenced person eligible for administrative Parole?
 S 85(1), Sentencing Act Western Australia 1995