As of July 1, 2009, 7,479 convicts serving prison time profited from a modification of their sentence, double that number in 2005. The judges responsible for the execution of sentences, specialized prosecutors and the de-centralized penitentiary administration have thus worked toward a real success in the development of measures to modify sentences despite the sometimes paradoxical expectations of society on the question. This training session will first update the legal knowledge of the participants on the positive law of the execution of sentences and then imagine its evolutions with a detailed presentation of the draft penitentiary law, which may become the law. The types of establishments, the provisions for integration and the methods of management developed by the penitentiary administration, from the most traditional to the most modern such as centres for modified sentences and electronic surveillance will also be discussed.
This training will use multidisciplinary exchanges to highlight innovative experiences and to promote teamwork while still respecting the skills and roles of each and to inquire into the meaning of modifications of sentences for both justice and the life of the individual convicts.