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The Impact of New Provisions on Commutation and Parole on Prison Administration

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DOI: 10.25236/assah.2019.028


Shuli Wang

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Shuli Wang


Commutation of Sentence, Parole and Temporary Execution Outside Prison is a Penalty Execution System for Criminals Who Are Sentenced to a Certain Penalty in Our Country At the Present Stage. According to Their Specific Transformation Performance during Their Sentence, They Can Reduce Their Sentence Term or Conditionally Release Them or Not Accept Them Temporarily, and Decide to Serve Their Sentence Outside Prison Temporarily after Accepting Them. Since January 1, 2017, the “Provisions on the Specific Application of Laws in Handling Cases of Commutation and Parole” Promulgated by the Supreme People's Court Has Been Formally Implemented, Which Poses Challenges to Prison Management. Compared with the “Provisions of the Supreme People's Court on Several Issues Concerning the Specific Application of Laws in Handling Commutation and Parole Cases” Promulgated and Implemented in 1997, the New Provisions Have Many Bright Spots in Improving the Commutation and Parole System. However, as Far as the Problems Existing in Chinese Current Commutation and Parole System Are Concerned, the New Provisions Still Have Certain Defects and Need Further Improvement in the Future.


Commutation of Sentence; Parole; Prison Administration; Influence