Convicted persons serving their sentence in open custody are subject to various obligations under the control of the judge responsible for the execution of sentences, assisted by a prison service for integration and probation. The following main items are distinguished :
- convicted persons sentenced to a suspended prison term with probation ;
- persons sentenced to community service and who perform unpaid work for between 40 and 240 hours for a public authority, a public establishment or an association ;
- conditionally released prisoners who, owing to their serious guarantees of social re-adaptation, are released early on the condition that they submit to the control of the judge responsible for the execution of sentences and they comply with various obligations for a period at least equal to the remainder of their sentence.