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Criminal Procedure Law amendments endorsed — justice minister

By JT - Sep 09,2017 - Last updated at Sep 09,2017

AMMAN — Justice Minister Awad Abu Jarad said on Saturday that the amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law were endorsed and will be published in the Official Gazette, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

During a workshop organised for judges by the ministry, in cooperation with the EU, Abu Jarad noted that imprisonment as the sole penalty has historically caused harm to the families of the convicts and society in general.

He noted that the introduction of other corrective measures as alternatives to prison is aimed at rehabilitating convicts, citing community service, psychiatric rehabilitation and electronic tagging, which have been introduced to the new version of the Penal Code. 




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