ACT No. 1533
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DIMINUTION OF SENTENCES IMPOSED UPON PRISONERS CONVICTED OF ANY OFFENSE AND SENTENCED FOR A DEFINITE TERM OF MORE THAN THIRTY DAYS AND LESS THAN LIFE IN CONSIDERATION OF GOOD CONDUCT AND DILIGENCE.
By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:
Section 3. If a prisoner be prevented from laboring by sickness, or from infirmity not evidently imposed by himself, or by other cause for which he is not responsible, he shall be entitled for good conduct to the same deduction from his sentence each month as above provided.
Section 4. For especially meritorious conduct the whole, or any portion, of the time lost through infractions of the rules or discipline may be restored to the prisoner.
Section 5. Detention prisoners who voluntarily offer in writing to perform such labor as may be assigned to them shall be entitled to a credit in accordance with the provisions of this Act, which shall be deducted from such sentence as may be imposed upon them in the event of their conviction.
Section 7. Subject to such review, and in accordance with such rules and regulations as may be prescribed from time to time by the Secretary of Public Instruction,4 the wardens or officers in charge of Insular5 or provincial jails or prisons shall make and keep such records, and take such further action as may be necessary for the carrying out of the provisions of this Act.
Section 8. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.
Section 9. This Act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, August 30, 1906.
Act 1524 (Effective August 9, 1906)
Providing for the enforcement of conditions made in the exercise of the grant of conditional pardon.
Act 4103 (Effective December 5, 1933)
Providing for an indeterminate sentence and parole for all persons convicted of certain crimes.
RA 1955 (Effective June 22, 1957)
Providing for the payment of pecuniary aid to any national prisoner who may be injured or disabled while preventing a prison riot or jail-break or while in the performance of duties required of him in any prison industry and not due to his negligence.
PD 968 (Effective July 24, 1976)
Establishing a probation system.
1 Repealed by Act 3815. Article 367, approved December 8, 1930. See Revised Penal Code, Article 97, providing allowance for good conduct.
4 Now Secretary of Justice.
5 Now National.
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