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Prisoner numbers highlight Labor's failure

Details:

Title

Prisoner numbers highlight Labor's failure

Member

Carney, Jodeen

Political affiliation

Country Liberals

Collection

Media Releases for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; Media Releases; ParliamentNT

Date

2009-06-18

Language

English

Subject

Crime prevention; Prisoners

Publisher name

Northern Territory Opposition

File type

application/pdf

Use

Issued as a Media Release

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Opposition - Country Liberals

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/217057

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/708195

Page content

Labors appalling failure to devise effective strategies to fight crime is coming home to roost. The Territory has an extremely high recidivism rate. Instead of preparing prisoners for life on the outside, the Government is sending them through a revolving door that leads straight back into jail. Ms Carney said instead of spending $300million building a new jail, Labor should immediately get to work expanding Berrimah and Alice Springs prisons as well as adopting the Country Liberals policy of regional prison farms. As it stands, hardened prisoners are sharing space with people jailed for driving offences, she said. This ludicrous state of affairs should stop immediately. The Governments focus for prisoners should be to teach them how to read and write and not spending money buying them brand new pool tables or DVD players. Labors priorities are wrong and its society thats paying. Further comment: Jodeen Carney 0407 187 992


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