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NCJ Number: 135741 Find in a Library
Title: Community-based Treatment of Offenders in the Philippines: Implementation of the Adult Probation Law (From Resource Material Series No. 38, P 269-277, 1990, United Nations Asia and Far East Institute -- See NCJ-135723)
Author(s): L W Aniceto
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 9
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: The correctional system in the Philippines is responsible for reforming and rehabilitating offenders through institutional corrections within correctional facilities or non-institutional correction in the community.
Abstract: There are three levels of institutional corrections in the Philippines: city or municipal jails, provincial jails, and national correctional facilities for prisoners sentenced to terms longer than 3 years. The non-institutional methods for treating offenders include probation for youth offenders, suspended sentence and probation of drug offenders, adult probation, and parole or conditional pardon. The probation system in the Philippines has unique features which are adopted to the country's cultural environment. The rules and procedures of probation are designed to promote the offender's rehabilitation through community-based treatment, to provide an opportunity for his reintegration into society, and to prevent recidivism. In addition to rehabilitation programs, linkages are established with agencies that can help prisoners with job placements, vocational and skills training, medical assistance, a livelihood program, and social and religious activities. 22 notes
Main Term(s): Foreign correctional systems; Foreign probation or parole services
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Philippines
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