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Name: Penal System Reform Act, 1998 (No. 50).
Country: Barbados
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1998-12-23
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, Acts, 56 p.
ISN: BRB-1998-L-51635
Bibliography: Official Gazette, Acts, 56 p.
Abstract/Citation: Provides for suspended sentencing, curfew orders, mediation, and community service sentences for criminal offenders. Mediation shall permit young offenders to make amends to a complainant by performing unpaid work, paying compensation, or participating in a rehabilitation programme. Amends the Juvenile Offenders Act to raise the age of criminal responsibility from seven to eleven.

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