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Major provisions of the Regulation on the Execution of Sentences outside Prison (2014)

By Zhang Yi | China Daily | Updated: 2017-04-24 07:43

Community correction must be employed when convicted people are allowed to serve sentences outside prison. The process should be overseen by members of the community in which the convicted person resides.

If they fall into the categories listed below, people sentenced to a set term of imprisonment are allowed to serve their sentences outside prison.

a) People with an illness within the scope of the List of Major Diseases of Medical Parole, and need to seek medical treatment outside prison.

b) Women who are pregnant or lactating.

c) Those without the capacity to look after themselves.

Assessment of illness should be carried out by a hospital designated by the relevant provincial government.

The medical document provided by the hospital should be signed by two senior physicians and the hospital's head or deputy head. The document should be included with copies of the results of medical examinations.

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