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COMPUTO DE PENAS

English translation: Sentence calculation

03:03 Feb 24, 2020
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / Correctional Services/Criminology
Spanish term or phrase: COMPUTO DE PENAS
JEFE, UNIDAD COMPUTO DE PENAS Y ARCHIVO

This is from a Costa Rican certification of a reduced prison sentence, Issued by the National Institute of Criminology.


I translated this as:
Head, Sentence Calculation & Public Records Unit.

Not sure if it should be Sentence Calculation or Penalty Calculation or Penalty Schelue.

YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANKS IN ADVANCE.
Avril Shirley
Jamaica
Local time: 17:42
English translation:Sentence calculation
Explanation:
I think "sentence calculation" is the best option and is used in both US and UK English.

Here's a definition from an Argentinian website: "El cómputo de la pena alude a cómo debe contarse la pena impuesta por los jueces en virtud de un delito. Comienza a contarse desde el día de la privación efectiva de la libertad, aún cuando esa privación obedezca al cumplimiento de una prisión preventiva."(https://derecho.laguia2000.com/derecho-penal/computo-de-pena...

This matches information I found on the US justice system and the definition of "sentence calculation": "The DSCC also calculates inmate sentences in accordance with Federal statute. [...] Your sentence begins on the day you arrive and credit is given for the first full day even though you may arrive for only a portion of the day. [...] If you were arrested on the current charge and spent time in prison prior to sentencing, you will get credit for that time already served." (https://prisonologyx.com/preparation/prsion-designation/sent...

This article also refers to a Sentence Calculation Form which prisoners are given :https://www.reeds.co.uk/personal-law/prison-law/sentence-cal...
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Lauren Jayne Burkinshaw
Spain
Local time: 00:42
Grading comment
Very useful thanks Lauren. Explanations appreciated.
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4 +3Sentence calculation
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Sentence calculation


Explanation:
I think "sentence calculation" is the best option and is used in both US and UK English.

Here's a definition from an Argentinian website: "El cómputo de la pena alude a cómo debe contarse la pena impuesta por los jueces en virtud de un delito. Comienza a contarse desde el día de la privación efectiva de la libertad, aún cuando esa privación obedezca al cumplimiento de una prisión preventiva."(https://derecho.laguia2000.com/derecho-penal/computo-de-pena...

This matches information I found on the US justice system and the definition of "sentence calculation": "The DSCC also calculates inmate sentences in accordance with Federal statute. [...] Your sentence begins on the day you arrive and credit is given for the first full day even though you may arrive for only a portion of the day. [...] If you were arrested on the current charge and spent time in prison prior to sentencing, you will get credit for that time already served." (https://prisonologyx.com/preparation/prsion-designation/sent...

This article also refers to a Sentence Calculation Form which prisoners are given :https://www.reeds.co.uk/personal-law/prison-law/sentence-cal...



    https://prisonologyx.com/preparation/prsion-designation/sentence-calculation/
    https://prisonologyx.com/preparation/prsion-designation/sentence-calculation/
Lauren Jayne Burkinshaw
Spain
Local time: 00:42
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Very useful thanks Lauren. Explanations appreciated.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you so much Lauren. Well explained. I shall use "sentence calculation" Much appreciated.


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agree  Sandro Tomasi: Excellent refs!
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agree  AllegroTrans
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