10.27.2008

China Daily: correctional penalty to be tried more

The judiciary will hand down more non-imprisonment penalties to minor criminals, but it will be cautious to prevent the abuse of judicial power, the country's chief judge said Sunday in Beijing.
The non-imprisonment penalty has not been applied fully to minor lawbreakers, especially juveniles, in the past five years, Wang Shengjun, chief of the Supreme People's Court, said in his report to the 5th session of the 11th National People's Congress Standing Committee. [read more....]