Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Chamberlains - complete legal services for business

A rooting room for Bimberi? [With poll]

By johnboy - 18 July 2012 39

The ABC has the intriguing suggestion that putting a “safe place for detainees to have sex” into the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre might help the little darlings cut down the rampant spread of the clap.

“There’s no facility for conjugal visits, in fact there’s no thought of offering that facility,” he said.

“Yet we’re placing people in our care, we do know they are sexually active and we don’t acknowledge it.

“We don’t have the capacity to introduce them into functional safe sexual relationships, and that has health risks.”

Apparently we’d be the first in the world to offer conjugal rights to young people.

Rooting rooms at Bimberi

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

UPDATE 18/07/12 17:29: This statement in from Joy Burch’s office:

The ACT Government is not considering allowing conjugal visits for young people in the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre.

This was not something raised by the Human Rights Commission in its comprehensive review of Bimberi’s operations last year, nor has it been been formally raised with Government by other stakeholders in youth justice.

There is no youth justice facility in Australia that allows conjugal visits, and at this stage this is not something the ACT Government will consider.

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
39 Responses to
A rooting room for Bimberi? [With poll]
c_c 6:32 pm 18 Jul 12

Comment from Dr Levy tonight on Win News: “They’re just young kids at the beginning of life”

F**k off.

PM 6:28 pm 18 Jul 12

No plans “at this stage”.

Righto then.

Pork Hunt 6:22 pm 18 Jul 12

bundah said :

What an excellent idea! Dr Levy you are a visionary from another planet however i would insist that all the shenanigans must be live to air viz a viz Big Brother!

Is that like FOI?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:09 pm 18 Jul 12

Effing lol

bundah 5:51 pm 18 Jul 12

What an excellent idea! Dr Levy you are a visionary from another planet however i would insist that all the shenanigans must be live to air viz a viz Big Brother!

shauno 5:43 pm 18 Jul 12

So will they be able to hire prostitutes for use in the rooting room?

SnapperJack 5:43 pm 18 Jul 12

Brought to you by the same people who tried to supply free (taxpayer funded) heroin in the late 1990s. Is it any wonder the feds won’t let us off the lead and remove their power of veto?

Pork Hunt 5:21 pm 18 Jul 12

Isn’t rooting illegal if you are under 16? Is Dr Levy suggesting 18 year olds surprise 14 year olds?

dungfungus 5:11 pm 18 Jul 12

The best sex is surprise sex (except when you are in gaol)

Baldy 5:11 pm 18 Jul 12

WHy not? They are going to go ahead and do it anyway. It’s called Hormones and they don’t stop just because they are locked up.

If they really want to stop it play enndless sex in the city DVDs. That will stop anyone from having sex.

Jivrashia 5:00 pm 18 Jul 12

p1 said :

But I can’t help but wonder where the punishment is

Correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t there certain people who are repeat offenders of petite crime?

Their excuse is that they are unable to live on the street and choose to go back to the comfort of jail where everything is provided for them. Bonus for them if this services is included as well.

Something is seriously going skewed here…

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 4:41 pm 18 Jul 12

A special rooting room? Why – do these kids have sensitive hands?

poetix 4:32 pm 18 Jul 12

And I thought this had something to do with Floriade…

HenryBG 4:19 pm 18 Jul 12

How about a mugging room while we’re at it? Provide a rental subsidy to any little old ladies who volunteer to attend Bimberi once a week for the little crims to do their thing they do best.

p1 4:08 pm 18 Jul 12

I am usually for harm minimisation. But I can’t help but wonder where the punishment is locking up a teenage boy if he can still do 90% of the things he would like to do, and be given a special room to do it.

1 2 3

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site