Supreme People’s Court Reply on the problem of whether case files should be reviewed to approve sentence reduction and release on parole.
(22 October 1956 Fayan zidi no. 10622)
Hunan Higher People’s Court:
Your request for instruction fabanzi no. 42 of 8 September 1956 on the problem of whether case files should be reviewed to approve sentence reduction and release on parole has been received and read.
We think that a defendant’s sentence reduction or parole are to be approved mainly according to the conditions for sentence reduction and parole. Therefore, in general there is no need to review case files. When it is deemed necessary to review the case file, the case file can be retrieved and consulted.
We agree with the principle, raised and adopted by you, of focussing on the review of case files.