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Law of the People's Republic of China on Community Corrections
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Order of the President of the People's Republic of China

No. 40

The Law of the People's Republic of China on Community Corrections, adopted at the 15th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China on December 28, 2019, is hereby promulgated and shall go into effect as of July 1, 2020.

Xi Jinping

President of the People's Republic of China 

28 December, 2019


Law of the People's Republic of China on Community Corrections

(Adopted at the 15th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People's Congress on December 28, 2019)

Contents

Chapter I General Provisions

Chapter II Institutions, Personnel and Duties

Chapter III Decision and Acceptance

Chapter IV Supervision and Management

Chapter V Education and Support

Chapter VI Release and Termination

Chapter VII Special Provisions on Juvenile Community Corrections

Chapter VIII Legal Liability

Chapter IX Supplementary Provisions

Chapter I   General Provisions

Article 1 This Law is enacted on the basis of the Constitution so as to advance andregulate the community corrections work, ensure right enforcement of criminaljudgments, criminal rulings, and decisions on temporary service of sentence outside prison, improve the quality of corrections through education, promote the smooth integration ofoffenders subject to community corrections into society, and prevent and reduce recidivism.

Article 2 Community corrections are carried out in accordance with the law for convictssentenced to public surveillance, imprisonment with a suspension of execution, release on parole, or permitted temporarily serving his sentence outside prison.

This Law applies to activities such as supervision and management, and education andsupport, of offenders subject to community corrections.

Article 3Community corrections shall persist in combining supervision andmanagement with education and support, combining specialized organs and non-government forces,and employing categorical management and individualized corrections for the targetedelimination of factors that might lead offenderssubject to community corrections to commit newcrimes, helping them to become law-abiding citizens.

Article 4The offenders subject to community corrections shall accept community corrections and complywith supervision and management in accordance with the law.

Community corrections shall be conducted in accordance with the law, with human rights being respected andprotected. The lawful rights of the offenders,including the personal and property right, shall not be infringed. The offenders shall not be discriminatedagainst in employment, education, and social security, etc.

Article 5 The State supports the community corrections institutions in raising the level of information technology application, and using modern information technology to conduct supervision, management, education and support on the offenderssubject to community corrections. Information shall be shared among departments related to the community corrections work in accordance with the law.

Article 6The people's governments at all levels shall list community corrections expenses intheir budgets.

The expenses entailed for residents' committees, villagers' committees, and other socialorganizationsto help community corrections institutions carry out their workpursuant to the law, shall belisted in the government budget for the corresponding level of community corrections institutions in accordance with relevant regulations.

Article 7The organizations and individuals making outstanding contribution to communitycorrections areto be commended and rewarded in accordance with relevantprovisionsof the State.

Chapter II Institutions, Personnel and Duties

Article 8 The judicial administrative department of the State Council is incharge of community correctionsat the national level.The judicial administrative departmentof  the local people's government at or abovethe county level is in charge of community correctionswithin its own administrative region.

The people's court, the people's procuratorate, the public security organ, and other relevantdepartments shall, in light of theirrespective functions, fulfill their duties concerning community corrections inaccordance with the law.The people's procuratorate shall perform legal supervision ofcommunitycorrections in accordance with the law.

The local people's government shall establisha community corrections commission asneeded for overall planning, coordination, and guidance ofcommunitycorrections within itsadministrative region.

Article 9The local people's government at or abovethe county level shall establishthe community corrections institution as needed forimplementation of community corrections. The establishment and revocation of the community corrections institution is carried out upon proposal of the judicial administrative departmentofthe local people's government at or abovethe county level, and approved in accordancewith prescribed authoriteis and procedures.

The judicial officeshall undertake thework related to community corrections as entrusted bythe community corrections institution.

Article 10The community corrections institution shallbe staffed with specialized State functionaries with professional knowledge in areas such as law (hereinafter referred to as the community correctionsinstitution staff) to perform enforcement duties such as supervision and management,and education and support.

Article 11When necessary, the community corrections institution shall organize social workerswith specialized knowledge orpractical experience in such areas as law, education, psychology or social work, to carry out the work related to community corrections.

Article 12The residents committeesand the villagers’ committees shall assist community corrections institutions in their workin accordance withthe law.

The guardians,family members of the offenders subject to community correctionsandtheiremployers orthe schools they areenrolled shall assistthe community corrections institution in community corrections.

Article 13 The State encourages and supports participation by businesses, public institutions, social organizations, volunteers and other non-government forces in community corrections work in accordance with the law.

Article 14The community corrections institution staff shall strictly obey the Constitutionand the laws, be dedicated to their duties, follow strict discipline, and be honest andclean.

Article 15The community corrections institution staff, and other persons participating in community corrections, shall carry out community corrections activitiesin accordance with the law and their work shall be protected by the law.

Article 16 The State promotes the building of high-caliber community correctionswork force.The community corrections institution shall strengthen management,supervision, training, and job security for the community corrections institution staff,and continuously improve thestandardizationand professionalism of community corrections.

Chapter III Decision and Acceptance

Article 17 When the community correction decision-making organ makes a sentence of public surveillanceor imprisonment with a suspension of exection, ormakes a ruling of release on parole, or makes a decision or approval oftemporary service of the sentence outside prison,itshall define the place forenforcing community corrections.

The place of residence of the offender subject to community corrections shall be the place for enforcing community corrections. Where the offender resides at multiple places, the place of habitual residence may be defined as the place for enforcement.

Where the offender’s residence or habitual residence cannot bedefined or is not suitable for enforcing community corrections, the communitycorrections decision-making organ shall define a place for enforcement based on theprinciple of being conducive to the offender in receiving communitycorrections and better integrating into society.

"The community corrections decision-making organ" as used in this Law refers tothe people'scourt that makes a sentence of public surveillanceor imprisonment with a suspension of exection, ormakes a ruling of release on parole, or makes a decision oftemporary service ofthe sentence outside prison, as well as the prison management organ or the public security organ thatapproves the temporary service of the sentence outside prisonin accordance with the law.

Article 18When necessary, the community corrections decision-making organ may entrust the community corrections institution or relevant social organizations with investigating and assessing the defendant’s or convict’s dangerousness to societyand impact on the community in which he lives, and issuing an opinion for reference when the decision on community corrections is made. The residents committee or the villagers’ committee and otherorganizations shall provide necessary assistance.

Article 19The community correction decision-making organ shall makes a sentence of public surveillanceor imprisonment with a suspension of exection, ormakes a ruling of release on parole, or makes a decision or approval oftemporary service of the sentence outside prisonin accordance withthe requirements andprocedures providec by the Criminal Law, the Criminal Procedure Law, and other laws.

The community corrections decision-making organ shall conduct education of the offenderssubject to community corrections, informing them theregulations they shall obey duringthe community corrections period, and the legal consequences for breaking the regulations, andorder them to register on time.

Article 20The community corrections decision-making organ shall inform the community corrections institutionof the place of enforcement within five days of a judgment,ruling, or decision taking effect, and deliver the relevant legal instruments within ten days,sending a copy to the people's procuratorate and the public security organ of the place ofenforcement at the same time. If the place where the community corrections decision is made differs from the place of enforcement, the community corrections institutionof the place ofenforcement shall send the legal instruments to the people's procuratorate and the publicsecurity organ atthe place of enforcement.

Article 21The offender subject to community corrections who is sentenced by the people's court topublic surveillance, or imprisonment with a suspension of execution, or release on parole shall register with the community corrections institution at the place of enforcement within 10 days of the judgement or ruling taking effect.

The offenderwho temporarilyservesasentence outside prisonas decided by the people's court shall be transferred to the community corrections institution by the detention center or the public security organ enforcing release onbail pending trial or residential surveillance, within ten days of receiving the decision.

The offender whose temporary service of sentence outside prison hasbeen approved by the prison management organ or the public security organ shall betransferred to the community corrections institution by the detention center or thepublic security organ within ten days of receiving the approval.

Article 22The community corrections institution shall accept the offenderssubject to community corrections in accordance with the law, check the legal instruments, verify their identities, handle acceptance registration,establish archives, and announce thefacts of the crimes committed by the offenders,the period for community corrections, and the rules that shall be followed.

Chapter IV  Supervision and Management

Article 23 During the community corrections period, the offenders subject to community corrections shallabide by laws and administrative regulations, perform their obligations set forth in thejudgments, rulings, decisions on temporary service of sentence outside prison, and other suchlegal instruments, abide by supervision and management provisions of the judicial administrative department of the StateCouncil regarding reporting, receiving guests,going out, residence change, and release on medical parole, and obey the managementof the community corrections institutions.

Article 24 The community corrections institution shall work out individualized community corrections programs on the basis of the contents of the judgments, and the gender, age, psychological characteristics, health, criminal motives, types of crimes, circumstances of crimes, acts of repentance and other such circumstances of offenderssubject to community corrections, so as to carry out categorical management and individualized corrections. The corrections programs shall be appropriately adjusted in light of circumstances such as the offender's behavior.

Article 25The community corrections institution shalldesignate a corrections group for the offendersubject to community corrections on the basis of his circumstances,which is responsiblefor implementing the corresponding corrections programs.

When necessary, the corrections group may be comprised of personnel from the judicial office,the residents' committee or the villagers' committee, the offender’sguardians and family members, staff of his employer or the school in which heis enrolled, as well as social workers, volunteers, etc. Where the offenderis female, the corrections group shall havea female member or female members.

Article 26The community corrections institution shall stay informed of the activities and behaviors of the offenders subject to community corrections. Itmay use methods such as communications, digital verification, and onsite inspections toverify relevant information, and cooperation of theorganizations and individuals concerned is required.

When carrying out the work such as onsite inspections,the community corrections institution shall protect the offenders’ identity information and personalprivacy.

Article 27 The offenders subject to community corrections shall report to the community corrections institution for approval if they leave the city or county of residence or change the place of residence.The community corrections institutionshall give approval where there is a justifiable reason; and may,in light of the circumstances, simplify the approval procedures and methods where regular cross-city orcross-county travels are necessary for normal work and life.

Where there is a need to change the place of enforcement because of change in the offender’s place of residence, the community corrections institution shall make a decision for the change in accordance with the relevant provisions.After making the decision, it shall inform the communitycorrections decision-making organ and the community corrections institution at the new place of enforcement, and send a copy of the relevant legal instrument to the latter. The community corrections institution at the new place of enforcement shall transfer the legal instrument to the people's procuratorate and the publicsecurity organ of the place where it is located.

Article 28The community corrections institution carries out evaluations, rewards, andpunishments based on the behaviors of the offenderssubject to community corrections and in accordancewith the relevant provisions. Offenders shall be praised for showing outstanding behaviors in admitting guilt and making repentance, obeying laws and regulations, and accepting supervision, management and education.Where they violate laws, regulations, or provisionson supervision and management, they shall, depending on the circumstances, be given areprimand or a warning, or a quest is made to the public security organ for imposing punishment for administration of public security, or a request is to made in accordance with the law forrevoking the imprisonment with a suspensionof execution or release on parole,orfor putting the offender who is temporarily serving his sentence outside prision back into the prison.

The evaluationresult of the offendersmay be the basis for determiningwhether they have demonstrated repentance or seriously violatedsupervision and management provisions.

Article 29 Wherethe offendersubject to community corrections has any of the following circumstances,the electronic positioning device may be used to strengthen supervision and management uponapproval of the person in charge of the judicial administrative departmentat the countylevel:

(1) violatingthe injunction issued by the people's court;

(2) leavingthe city or county of residencewithout any justifiable reasonsand permission;

(3) beinggiven a warning for refusal to report personal activities in accordance with the relevant provisions;

(4)beinggiven a public security administrative penalty for violating supervision andmanagement provisions;

(5) for whom a request is made for revokingthe imprisonment with a suspensionof execution or release on parole,orfor putting the offender who is temporarily serving his sentence outside prision back into the prison.

The period for use of the electronic positioning device provided for in the preceding paragraphshall not exceed three months. Where it is not necessary to continue the use,it shall be promptlytaken off; where the period is completed but the assessment shows it is still necessary tocontinue the use, the period may be extended upon approval, but each extension shall not exceed three months.

The community corrections institution shall strictly preserve the confidentiality ofinformation obtained through the electronic positioning device, and the relevant informationcan only be used for community corrections, and shall not be used for other purposes.

Article 30 Where the offender subject to community corrections loses contact, the community corrections institution shall immediately organize a search, and the public security organ andother relevant units and individuals shall cooperate and assist. After the offenderis found, the matter shall be dealt with in accordance with the law in light of specific circumstances.

Article 31 Where the community corrections institutionfinds any offenders subject to community corrections committingconduct illegal activities such as acts in violation of the supervision and management provisions or acts in violation of the injunctions issued by the people's court, it shall immediately stop such activites; and shall, if the activities are not stopped, immediately notify the public security organ to come for handling.

Article 32 Where the personal freedom of the offenders subject to community corrections is under restriction such as being subject to a decision of custody, compulsory isolation for drug rehabilitation or criminal coercive measures in accordance with the law, the relevant authorities shall promptly notify the community corrections institution.

Article 33 Wherethe offender subject to community corrections meets the requirements for commutation of punishment as provided in the Criminal Law, the community corrections institution shall make a proposal for commutation of punishment to the people's courtat or above the intermediate level of the place where the community correctionsis enforced, and send a copy of thewritten proposal for commutation of punishment to the people's procuratorate at the same level.

The people's court shall make a ruling within thirty days of receiving the written proposal for commutation of punishment submitted by the community corrections institution, deliver the written rulingto the community corrections institution, and send a copy tothe people's procuratorate and the public security organ at the same time.

Article 34 Whencommunity corrections are enforced, the lawful rights and interests ofthe offenders subject to community corrections shall be protected. The measures and methods taken for community corrections shall not have any unnecessary negative impact on the normal work and life of the offenders. The personal freedom of the offenders shall not be restricted orrestricted in a disguised formunless otherwise prescribed by the law.

Where the offenderconsiders that his lawfulrights and interests areinfringed, he has the right to makea complaint, accusation, or a report to thepeople's procuratorateor the relevant organs.The accepting organ shall promptly handleit, and inform the complainant, accuser, or informant of the outcome.

Chapter V  Education and Support

Article 35The local people's government at or abovethe county level and its relevantdepartments shall provide, in various forms, necessary venues and conditions foreducation and support of the offenders subject to community corrections, and organize and mobilizenon-government forces to participate in education and support.

The relevant people's organization shall assist the community corrections institution in accordance with the law ineducation and support.

Article 36When necessary, the community corrections institution shall conduct educationof the offenders subject to community corrections on the rule of law, morality, and other such topics, so as to strengthentheir awareness of the rule of law, moral caliber andrepentance for theircrimes.

The education ofthe offenders shall,in light of theirindividualcharacteristics, routine behaviors, and other specific condition, be tailored to each of them by fully considering theirwork and life circumstances.

Article 37The community corrections institution may coordinate with the relevant departmentand organizationsto carry out vocational skills training and employment guidance forthe offenders subject to community corrections with employment difficulties in accordance with the law, and assist the offenders who areschool students to complete their schooling.

Article 38The residents' committee orthe villagers' committee may guide volunteers andcommunity residentsto conductnecessary education and support for the offenders subject to community corrections with specialdifficulties through multiple meansby making use of community resources.

Article 39The offenders’guardians, family members, and employers or the schools in which they areenrolled, shall assist the community corrections institution in the education of the offenders.

Article 40The community corrections institution may,by means of openness and on the basis of merit, purchase social work services of community correctionsor other social services, so as to providenecessary support tothe offenders subject to community corrections in education, psychological counseling, vocational skillstraining, improving social relations, and other such areas.

The community corrections institution mayalsocarry out above-mentioned support activitiesby entrusting social organizations with projectimplementation and other means. The Stateencouragessocial organizations with experience and resources to carry out exchanges on supportand demonstration activities across regions.

Article 41 The State encourages businesses, public institutions, and social organizations toprovide jobs and vocational skills training to the offenders subject to community corrections. Businesses that hire qualified offenders will enjoypreferential policies of the State inaccordance with relevant provisions.

Article 42The community corrections institution may organize the offenderssubject to community corrections to participate in public welfare activities in light of their personal strengths, so as to repair theirsocial relationships and cultivate theirsense of social responsibility.

Article 43The offenders subject to community corrections may,in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State, apply forsocial assistance, participate in social insurance, and receive legal aid, and the community corrections institution shall give necessary assistance.

Chapter VI  Release and Termination

Article 44Where the offender subject to community corrections completes the corrections period or is pardoned, the community corrections institution shall issue a certificate of releasefrom community corrections to the offender, and inform the community corrections decision-making organ, the people's procuratorate andthe public security organ of the place where the community corrections institution is located of this release.

Article 45Where the offendersubject to community corrections receives a ruling of revoking the imprisonment with a suspension of execution or release on parole or a decision of putting him back into prison, or when the offender dies, the community corrections shall be terminated.

Article 46Where the offendersubject to community corrections matchesthe circumstance as provided in the Criminal Law for revoking the imprisonment with a suspension of execution or relase on parole, the people's court shall revoke theimprisonment with a suspension of execution or relase on parole.

Where, the offender commits a new crime during the test period, or is found to have committed another crime before the judgment was pronounced for which no punishment is yet imposed, thepeople's court hearing the case shall revoke the imprisonment with a suspension of execution or relase on parole, and give a written notice to the people's court of original trial and the community corrections institution of the place where the community corrections is enforced.

Where the offendermatches the circumstancesother than those provided for in the second paragraph for revocation of imprisonment with a suspension of execution or relase on parole,the community corrections institution shall make a proposal to revoke the imprisonment with a suspension of execution or relase on parole to the people's court of original trial or the people's court of the place where the community corrections is enforced, and send a copy of the proposal in writing to the people's procuratorate.When making the proposal to revoke the imprisonment with a suspension of execution or relase on parole, the community corrections institution shall explain the reasons therefor and providerelevant evidences and materials of proof.

Article 47Where the offender subject to community corrections for whom a request has been made to revoke theimprisonment with a suspension of execution or relase on parole is likely to escape or pose a danger to the society, the community corrections institution may, when making the proposal to revoke the imprisonment with a suspension of execution or relase on parole, request that the people's court make adecision to arrest the offender.

The people's court shall decide whether to make the arrest within 48 hours.Where it decides to make an arrest, the public security organ shall effect the arrest.The period of detentionafter the arrest shall not exceed 30 days.

Article 48The people's court shall make a ruling within 30 days of receiving the community corrections institution's proposal to revoke the imprisonment with a suspension of execution or relase on parole, deliver the ruling in writing to the community corrections institution and the public securityorgan, and send a copy to the people's procuratorate at the same time.

Where the people's court intends to revoke theimprisonment with a suspension of execution or relase on parole, it shall hear thedefense of the offender subject to community corrections and the opinion of the lawyers retained thereby.

Where the people's court makes a ruling to revoke the imprisonment with a suspension of execution or relase on parole, the public securityorgan shall promptly transfer the offender to the prison or detentioncenter for enforcement. Where the arrest is made before enforcement, on day in custody shall be considered one day of the term sentenced.

Where the people's court makes a ruling not to revoke the imprisonment with a suspension of execution or relase on parole, the public securityorgan shall immediately release the offender who isput under arrest.

Article 49 Where the offender subject to community corrections who is temporarily serving his sentence outside of prison matches the circumstance as provided in the Criminal Procedure Law under which the offendershall be put back into prison, the community corrections institution shall make a proposal for putting him back into prison to the community corrections decision-making organ of the place of implementation or the original community correctionsdecision-making organ, and send a copy of the proposal in writing to the people's procuratorate.

The community corrections decision-making organ shall make a decision within 30 days ofreceiving the proposal in writing and send the decision in writing to the community corrections institution and the public security organ, and send a copyto thepeople's procuratorate at the same time.

Where the people's court orthe public security organ decide to put the offendertemporarilyserving his sentence outside of prison back into prison, the publicsecurity organ shall immediately deliver the offender to prisonor detention centerfor enforcement.

Where the prison management organ decides to put the offendertemporarilyserving his sentence outside of prison back into prison, it shall immediately putthe offender back into prison for enforcement.

Article 50Where the offender subject to community corrections for whom the ruling of revoking the imprisonment with a suspension of execution or relase on parole or the decision of putting backinto prison is made escapes, thepublic security organ shall pursue for arrest, and the community corrections institution and the relevant organizations and individuals shall provide assistance.

Article 51Where the offender subject to community corrections dies during the community correctionsperiod, his guardians and family members shall promptly make a report to the community corrections institution. The community corrections institution shall promptly notifythe community corrections decision-making organ, the people's procuratorate and the public security organ of the place where it is located.

Chapter VII  Special Provisions on Juvenile Community Corrections

Article 52 The community corrections institution shall employ targeted corrections measures based on the age, psychological features, needs for development, upbringing, criminalmotives of the juvenile offenderssubject to community corrections, and the guardianship and educational capacity of their families.

While organizing the corrections group for thejuvenileoffender, the community corrections institution shall invite the person who is familiar withjuveniles' physical and psychological characteristics to join.

The community corrections of juveniles shall be conducted separately from corrections of adults.

Article 53 The guardians of thejuvenile offenders subject to community corrections shall perform their guardianship duties, and bear obligations such as support and discipline.

Where the guardians languidly perform their guardianship duties, the community corrections institution shall urge and educate them towards performance of guardianshipduties.Where the guardians refuse to perform their guardianship duties, the community corrections institution shall notify the relevantdepartments to handle the matter in accordance with the law.

Article 54 The community corrections institution staff and other persons participating incommunity corrections in accordance with the law shall keep confidentiality of the information on the identities of the juvenile offenderssubject to community corrections they acquire in performing their duties.

Except as necessary forhandling cases by the judicial organ or for inquiries by the relevant units inaccordance with the provisions of the State, no archive information of juvenile offenders may be provided to any unit or individuals. The unitsmaking inquiries inaccordance with the law shall keep confidentiality of the information they acquire.

Article 55The community corrections institution shall notify and cooperate with theeducation department to provide conditions for the juvenile offendersubject to community corrections who has not completed compulsory education to complete it. Theguardians of the juvenile offender shall ensure school enrollment, and reception and completion of compulsory education for the offender in accordance with the law.

Where the offender who has reached 16 years of age desiresto seek employment, the community corrections institution may coordinate with the relevant departments and units to offer vocational skills training and give guidance and assistance foremployment.

Article 56The Communist Youth League, the Women’s Federation, and the organization for protection of juveniles shall offer assistancein accordance with the law to the community corrections institution in juvenile community corrections.

The State encourages other social organizations related to juveniles to participate in juvenile community corrections, and gives policy supports in accordance with the law.

Article 57The juvenile offenders subject to community corrections enjoys equal rights with otherjuveniles in going back to school, receiving further education and employment, andmust not be discriminated against by any organizationsor individuals. Acts of discrimination shall be dealt with in accordance with the law by the departments of education, human resources and social security and otherrelevant departments.

Article 58Where ajuvenile offender subject to community corrections reaches 18 years of age during the community corrections period, his corrections shall be carried out continuously in accordance with the provisions on juvenile community corrections.

Chapter VIII Legal Liability

Article 59Where the offender subject to community corrections acts in violation of supervision andmanagement provisions during the period of community corrections, the public securityorgan shall impose a penalty in accordance with the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Penalties for Administration of Public Security; where such acts match circumstances for revoking the imprisonment with a suspension of execution or release on parole, or putting the offender permitted temporarily serving his sentence outside prison back into prison, the matter shall be handled in accordance with the law.

Article 60Where the offender subject to community corrections beats, threatens, insults, harasses, or retaliates against the community corrections institution staff, other persons participating in the community corrections work in accordance with the law, or their close relatives,and acrime is thus constituted, the offender shall be investigated for criminal liabilitiesin accordance with the law; where acrime is not constituted, the public security organ shall impose a penalty for administration of public security.

Article 61Where the community corrections institution staff or other State functionaries commit one of the following acts, they shall be given sanctions; where a crimeis constituted, they shall be investigated for criminal liabilities in accordance with the law:

(1) claiming or accepting bribes by taking advantage of their positions or work;

(2) failing to perform their statutory duties;

(3) physically punishing or maltreating the offenders, or restricting or restricting in a disguised form the offenders' personal freedom in violation of the law;

(4) divulging secrets of the community corrections work or other information that shall be keptconfidential in accordance with the law;

(5) retaliating against the offenders who have made complaints,accusations or reports in accordance with the law;

(6) committing other acts in violation of disciplines or laws.

Article 62Where the people’s procuratorate discovers any violation of  provisions of laws in the community corrections work, it shall present an opinion for correction or a procuratorialsuggestion in accordance with the law. The unit  concerned shall respond in writing to the people'sprocuratorate on the adoption of the opinions for correction or of the procuratorial suggestions,and shall explain the reason if the opinions and suggestions are not adopted.

Chapter IX  Supplementary Provisions

Article 63This Law shall go into effect as of July 1, 2020.

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