The Canberra Times reports that the prison rapist Kevin John Jones, 50, has been sentenced to another seven years of imprisonment after being convicted of raping his young cellmate in the Belconnen Remand Centre.
- The 50-year-old Jones, who has spent nearly a quarter of his life behind bars, was diagnosed in a pre-sentence psychological report with chronic alcoholism, a major depressive disorder and an antisocial personality disorder.
Justice Malcolm Gray said yesterday that Jones’s criminal career had begun when he was 14 and included convictions for assault, inflicting grievous bodily harm, assault with a weapon and numerous drink-driving offences.
Apparently keeping him in isolation is going to test the resources of the Alexander Maconochie Center (the new prison in Hume).
One has to wonder if we wouldn’t be better off exporting hard cases like this one?