CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE
ON ORDINARY PROCEDURES
ON THE EXECUTION OF A PRISON SENTENCE
Beginning and end of imprisonment
1. A convicted person punished with imprisonment begins serving the sentence upon his or her admission to the prison establishment and such a sentence ends with his or her release on the morning of the last day of the sentence.
2. In order to start or finish serving his or her sentence, a convicted person is admitted to or discharged from a prison establishment by means of a writ issued by the trial judge.
LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF CRIME
SENTENCE OF IMPRISONMENT
Article 66. Duration of a prison sentence
1. A prison sentence shall have a minimum duration of 30 days and a maximum of 25 years.
2. In special cases provided for by law, the maximum duration of a prison sentence shall be 30 years.
3. Under no circumstances may the maximum duration referred in the above subarticle be exceeded.
(a) The State of enforcement shall notify the Court of any circumstances, including the exercise of any conditions agreed under paragraph 1, which could materially affect the terms or extent of the imprisonment. The Court shall be given at least 45 days' notice of any such known or foreseeable circumstances. During this period, the State of enforcement shall take no action that might prejudice its obligations under article 110.
(b) Where the Court cannot agree to the circumstances referred to in subparagraph (a), it shall notify the State of enforcement and proceed in accordance with article 104, paragraph 1.
3. In exercising its discretion to make a designation under paragraph 1, the Court shall take into account the following:
(a) The principle that States Parties should share the responsibility for enforcing sentences of imprisonment, in accordance with principles of equitable distribution, as provided in the Rules of Procedure and Evidence;
(c) The views of the sentenced person;
(d) The nationality of the sentenced person;
(e) Such other factors regarding the circumstances of the crime or the person sentenced, or the effective enforcement of the sentence, as may be appropriate in designating the State of enforcement.
4. If no State is designated under paragraph 1, the sentence of imprisonment shall be served in a prison facility made available by the host State, in accordance with the conditions set out in the headquarters agreement referred to in article 3, paragraph 2. In such a case, the costs arising out of the enforcement of a sentence of imprisonment shall be borne by the Court.