Section 52 b. Execution period and alternative sentence of imprisonment

When imposing a youth sentence, the court shall set:
  1. a.
    An execution period of between six months and two years. If the sentence of imprisonment that would have been imposed in the absence of a youth sentence clearly exceeds two years, an execution period of up to three years may be set.
  2. b.
    An alternative sentence of imprisonment, which shall correspond to the sentence of imprisonment that would have been imposed in the absence of a youth sentence. Section 31 shall apply correspondingly to the setting of an alternative sentence of imprisonment.
When a judgment imposing a youth sentence is read out to or served on the convicted person, he/she shall be informed in detail about the content of the judgment, and about the consequences of breaching the provisions made in or pursuant to section 31 of the National Mediation Service Act and of committing a further criminal act prior to the end of the execution period.