With the number of the short-term prisoners increasing, the issues for the short-term prisoners make prison management
sluggish. The issues for the short-term prisoners not only aggravate the prison management efficiency, but also make
recidivism ascending. It's successful exploration to solve the problems for short-term prisoners through enacting the
community penalties. Considering the functional deficiency of the penalties system that are short of capabilities to face
challenges from the short-term prisoners, China should enact the community penalties to improve our punishment system. We
could enact the community service, then make the semi-custodial penaty.