work outside prison
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- Last updated：2023-05-08
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To comply with the Ministry of Justice's policy on assisting inmates in reintegrating into society, our correctional facility has implemented a supervised release program since 2017. This program allows inmates who are approaching parole or completion of their sentence to work outside during the day without the presence of guards, and return to the facility after work. This policy increases their self-confidence and discipline, thereby reducing the likelihood of reoffending.
Inmates who have participated in the supervised release program for at least three months will have the opportunity to return home on a regular basis. They work eight hours a day with "two days off" and enjoy insurance benefits. The income from their work is used to compensate victims of crimes under the "Prison Act" and to establish a work fund. The remaining income can be saved or sent back home to strengthen family support and rehabilitation.
Our facility has signed contracts with multiple businesses, and most of the participating inmates have performed well and received high praise from their employers. After a period of training and observation, employers can directly hire well-performing inmates upon their release, thus solving labor shortages and creating a win-win situation for both the employer and the inmate. Six inmates have been successfully employed by their employers since the implementation of this program.