Justice Penfold appears to be clearing her in-tray before Christmas with a second intriguing judgment.
In this one she outlines numerous reason why on “KC” is a menace to society and then proceeds to add a single month to his sentence.
The leniency was based around a single, late mention of his desire to drink less alcohol (one wonders how much he is getting in the AMC?) which he’s decided not to act on in prison because:
He said that he was not interested in the Solaris Therapeutic Community in the AMC because some of the participants are sex offenders and he would not want to be around “people like that”; he also expressed the view that residential rehabilitation programs do not usually work.
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Normally the statements of KC would not carry much weight, but Justice Penfold appears to have based a single month’s additional sentence for six charges of burglary and five of theft on taking this seriously.