BEIJING, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) on Tuesday released a revisions of rules on commutation of sentences and parole.
The new regulation has 42 provisions based on the 29 clauses of the previous document, issued in 2012.
It clarifies eligibility for remission and details the rules of the latest amendment to the Criminal Law.
"Problems have come to light in commutation, parole, or temporary release in recent years, including some that enabled a few people with money or power to serve shorter terms of imprisonment," said Xia Daohu from the SPC.
China sees around 600,000 commutation and parole cases on average each year. Corruption in granting commutation and parole has caused great damage to the judical system as well as the public faith to justice, added Xia.
The new rules will take effect on Jan. 1.