Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 19
Sentence and Execution

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-19-23.1

§ 12-19-23.1. Intermediate punishments — Purpose.

The objectives of intermediate punishments include:

(1) The provision of a realistic criminal sentencing alternative to incarceration for offenders consistent with the public safety;

(2) protection of our citizenry through stringent supervision and monitoring of offenders;

(3) The accountability of offenders and satisfaction of the retributive goal of sentencing through the use and enforcement of intermediate punishments;

(4) The initiation and maintenance of an objectives-based plan of supervision that addresses personal and social development; and

(5) The emphasis and promotion of offenders’ adherence to program requirements of employment/education, community service, victim restitution, financial responsibility, participation in treatment programs, and strict adherence to all conditions of intermediate punishments.

History of Section.
P.L. 1993, ch. 205, § 1.