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New law to benefit 1,800 inmates.

Angeles City - At least 1,800 inmates detained at the Angeles City District Jail (ACDJ) are expected to benefit from a new law that gives credit to good-behaving prisoners, a judge here said Wednesday.

The prisoners will have reduced penalty because of the amendments introduced by Republic Act (RA) 10592, which modify Articles 29, 94, 97, 98, and 99 of RA 3815 or the Revised Penal Code.

Executive Judge Omar Viola of the Angeles City Regional Trial Court (RTC) said the amendatory law that a convicted prisoner in any penal institution, rehabilitation, detention center, or local jail is entitled to certain deductions from the period of his or her sentence for good conduct while in incarceration.

During the first two years of imprisonment, a prisoner will be allowed a deduction of 20 days for each month of good behavior during detention.

During the third to the fifth year, inclusive, of his imprisonment, he will be allowed a reduction of 23 days for each month of good behavior during detention.

Meanwhile, during the following years until the 10th year, inclusive, of his imprisonment, he will be allowed a deduction of 25 days for each month of good behavior during detention.

The law added that during the 11th and successive years of his imprisonment, he will be allowed a deduction of 30 days for each month of good behavior during detention.

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Date:Jan 22, 2014
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