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Clemency

Dialogue – Issue 50: Enhancing the Status of Women

Among the recommendations China accepted in its 2009 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was one put forward by Mozambique “to continue efforts aimed at further enhancing the status of women.” In the corrections sector, China...

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Dialogue – Issue 48: Life Without the Possibility of Parole in the US & China

On June 25, 2012, the US Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional the mandatory sentence of life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) for crimes committed by juveniles. The decision is a partial victory for children’s...

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Dialogue – Issue 47: Diminishing Returns: Aging in Prison

Men play chess inside the “elderly” prisoner cell block of Henan No. 3 Prison. Photo Credit: Pan Xiaoling, Southern Weekly It’s an old problem and a new one. The United States and China are...

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Dialogue – Issue 47: Prisoner Update: Clemency in Guangdong

In March, Chinese government sources updated Dui Hua on the status of six people incarcerated in Guangdong. Their crimes were “extortion” in connection with the 2008 tainted-milk scandal, “espionage” amid choppy Cross-Strait relations, and...

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Dialogue – Issue 46: Pardon Us: Asian Clemency Laps China

Recent acts of clemency show the leaders of several Asian nations running circles around China as it takes a 37-year breather from issuing pardons. Local interest in reviving the practice has grown, but will...

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Dialogue – Issue 39: Systemic Sickness: Diagnosing the Ills of Medical Parole in China

The In early April, an appeal for the medical parole of Hu Jia, sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison in 2008 for “inciting subversion,” was rejected. It was the second refusal in less than...

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Dialogue – Issue 39: Dignified Treatment? Confronting Aging & Illness in US Prisons

As discussed in this issue’s lead story, China’s medical parole system has served as a road to release for prisoners with chronic medical problems, perhaps most notably Chinese political prisoners with health conditions that...

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Dialogue – Issue 37: Parole in the United States: People & Policies in Transition

The Dui Hua regularly reports on sentence reductions and early releases for prisoners in China. In the United States, these types of sentence modifications fall under the broad category of parole. There are currently...

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Dialogue – Issue 37: Method of Release from US State Prisons

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Dialogue – Issue 37: Clemency on PRC’s 60th Anniversary Comes from Provinces, Not Central Government

While China’s leaders did not issue a national special pardon to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, thousands of prisoners benefited from provincial-level acts of clemency that...

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