Pilot vocational training offered to inmates outside prisons from 1 September | Right

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93.78% of the deputies of the National Assembly approve a resolution on the management of the professional training of prisoners outside prisons

According to the resolution, no more than a third of the total number of prisons under the Ministry of Public Security are allowed to cooperate with national organizations to provide inmates with career guidance and training outside prisons.

Prisons are responsible for developing plans, direct management and supervision of work areas, vocational training outside prisons, detention management, education and rehabilitation and the organization of work activities and vocational guidance for prisoners such as in prisons. Prisons are responsible for investing in vocational training facilities.

The cooperation plan between prisons and domestic organizations must be approved by the Criminal Judgment Execution Management Agency of the Ministry of Public Security.

The employment orientation pilot model is to be run safely to help inmates successfully reintegrate into the community and avoid a relapse into criminal behavior after serving their prison sentence.

Prisoners voluntarily participate in work, vocational guidance and vocational training activities outside the prison. They will receive part of their income from employment and will exercise their rights and fulfill their obligations in accordance with the law on the execution of criminal sentences.

Organizations that cooperate with prisons to provide career guidance to criminals outside of prisons during the pilot period are exempt from corporation tax.

Inmates who are ineligible for the vocational training areas outside of the prison, specifically listed in the resolution, include offenders of national security, undermining the peace, against humanity and crimes of war, prisoners who have been sentenced twice or more, dangerous recidivist prisoners, organizers of particularly serious offences, prisoners whose remaining time to serve the prison sentence exceeds 7 years, foreign prisoners, detainees with Group A infectious diseases in accordance with the provisions of the Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Act, detainees under the age of 18 or 60 or older, a detainee who has escaped from a center of detention or a compulsory education institution and prisoners who fall into one of the cases referred to in clauses 3 and 4 of article 32 of the law on the execution of criminal judgments.

This resolution takes effect as of September 1, 2022 and will be implemented for five years.

By Anh Phuong – Translated by Anh Quan

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