I. What is community correction?
In China, community correction is a form of execution that is opposed to imprisonment correction.
It refers to the execution of non-imprisonment penalties that four types of offenders who are sentenced to public surveillance, suspended execution of sentences, release on parole or temporary service of sentences outside prison shall be sent to the community correction institutions; within the period of judgement, order or approval, special authorities, with the assistance of related social groups and civil society organizations, as well as social volunteers, correct the criminal psychology and behavioral abuse of those offenders and facilitate their successful return to society.
II. Basic tasks of community correction
(A) Supervision and management: to strengthen the supervision and management of people serving their sentences in the community, and to ensure the smooth implementation of the penalty;
(B) Education correction: to strengthen ideological education, legal education, social ethics education of people serving their sentences in the community, and to correct their bad psychological activities and behavior;
(C) Social adaptive help: to help people serving their sentences in the community solve difficulties and problems in the aspects of working, living, legal and psychology, facilitating their smooth adaptation to the society.
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