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Ignoring expert reports leads to overcrowded prison

By johnboy - 4 November 2013 11

The Canberra Times is making some noise about our bursting at the seams prison.

The solution at the moment appears to be home detention.

One might suggest that punting the real headbangers back up the road to Goulburn will give us a healthier prison population.

What’s Your opinion?


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11 Responses to
Ignoring expert reports leads to overcrowded prison
Robertson 10:28 am 05 Nov 13

Affirmative Action Man said :

Anybody who understands Corrections knows that whenever you build a prison it will quickly fill up regardless of the capacity. When judges know there are places available they will use them. Its like a perverse form of the “BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME” law.

Good, let’s build another, much bigger, and non-human-rights-compliant one.

That way the streets will be safer and so will the crims and their guards.

Affirmative Action M 9:19 am 05 Nov 13

Anybody who understands Corrections knows that whenever you build a prison it will quickly fill up regardless of the capacity. When judges know there are places available they will use them. Its like a perverse form of the “BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME” law.

miz 9:49 pm 04 Nov 13

Home detention is not ideal for the families of prisoners as it places them in a conflicted position (i.e., the family becomes the person’s gaoler). Besides, I doubt that it would make a sufficient dent in the present number problem, as only ‘low risk’ prisoners would be eligible, they would have to have suitable family support, and it would probably only be towards the end of the person’s sentence.

They will just have to bite the bullet and build more buildings, given that we are going to need them into the future. Meanwhile, they could move the remandees elsewhere. Remandees shouldn’t be mixing with convicted prisoners anyway.

Pork Hunt 6:34 pm 04 Nov 13

Will someone called Bubba make home visits at shower time?

Silentforce 4:05 pm 04 Nov 13

Is Watchirs watching? Who’s watching the Watchirs or anyone else in ACT Government being that we do not have an ICAC or similar?

carnardly 3:31 pm 04 Nov 13

if the Massey mob and friends and associates were freed, the prisons would probably be empty again. But then we’d be back to armed robberies, thefts, assaults and getting our precious hard earned stuff nicked…

thebrownstreak69 2:24 pm 04 Nov 13

Tooks said :

Overcrowding, serious assaults, rapes, no improvement in recidivism, easy access to illicit drugs…yep, what a great model the world’s first human rights compliant prison is.

But it’s saving us a bunch of money, right? Riiiiiiight?

PantsMan 2:23 pm 04 Nov 13

Don’t worry, we have a Human Rights Act and a report is being prepared.

Tooks 1:57 pm 04 Nov 13

Overcrowding, serious assaults, rapes, no improvement in recidivism, easy access to illicit drugs…yep, what a great model the world’s first human rights compliant prison is.

Robertson 1:47 pm 04 Nov 13

Sell the luxury apartments to yuppies and setup some tents for the prisoners. You could fit hundreds of crims in tents on that site.

MERC600 1:19 pm 04 Nov 13

Why not bung those from interstate, back to their state. We’d have to pay that state, but it would be cheaper for us ..

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