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Prisoner numbers highlight Labor's failure



Prisoner numbers highlight Labor's failure


Carney, Jodeen

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Country Liberals


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






Crime prevention; Prisoners

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Northern Territory Opposition

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Northern Territory Opposition - Country Liberals

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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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