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Name: Law-decree on the execution of prison sentences and measures (No. 11 of 1979).
Country: Hungary
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1979
Entry into force:
Published on: Unofficial English translation, 10 p. (DOC.NORMES)
ISN: HUN-1979-L-62104
Bibliography: Unofficial English translation, 10 p. (DOC.NORMES)
Abstract/Citation: Regulates execution of prison sentences. Part I sets forth basic principles. Part III provides for duties and rights of convicts. These include the carrying out of work which is assigned to the prisoner, and occasional participation in cleaning and supplying of the penal institution without remuneration. Part IV deals with education of convicts. Part V regulates employment of convicts. Establishes that convict employment constitutes essential part of imprisonment. Objective of employment is to help convicts maintain their corporeal and mental skills. Convict must be assigned socially useful work, within the range of the penal institute's capacities. When assigning a particular task to a convict, his coproreal and mental capacities must be taken into account. Also makes provision for remuneration of prisoners. Part VI provides for convict's material supply and health care.

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