Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Harsher Sentencing For Violent Offenders

Harsher Sentencing For Violent Offenders

Prison = Clothes, Food, Bed, TV, Books, Recreation = Comfort.


Our justice system is in an appalling state at present, with 70% of violent criminals having had 10 or more previous convictions.

Why isn't the government making some obvious changes in the prison system?

Life has to mean Life

If you commit a violent crime you should not only have Life imprisonment with no chance of parole - but the quality of the imprisonment is based on privileges. Make prisoners responsible and have consequences for non compliance to rehab and bad behaviour etc. Have the option to gain certain privileges like TV for good behaviour. For some people having a TV in our own room is a luxury and one which some of us can not afford, so why is my tax dollar going to fund items like these?

70% of violent criminals have had more than 10 convictions -how many crimes do they have to commit before we say enough is enough?
Why are they given these lenient sentences and Parole being seen as a given not a process to be earned.

The way the law treats these criminals is a laughing stock. I read somewhere that a criminal received $45,000 compensation for being released 129 days late! What do the victims get? They have to fight to get ACC for counselling. Pathetic, we should be ashamed of ourselves.

We are hearing about more and more of these violent drug & Alcohol induced crimes and we as a society have somewhat accepted that this is the price of living in a modern, civilised world. We have gone way too PC ..it's not PC it's BS!

What do we tell ourselves to make it acceptable that someone who commits horrific crimes have the same rights as a person who makes a conscious choice to be lawful?

The advantages of keeping someone in prison longer are obvious. People can start to feel safe and secure in their homes and streets.

We are a group of concerned citizens called Justus. We have supporters from around the country who share the same view that our Prison system has to change and NOW! We are interested in hearing from likeminded people who want to get involved in the community to help us in our Petition for harsher sentencing.

To hear more about what we are doing please visit our website (www.justus.co.nz ) for more information

Louise Still
Co founder - Justus

Beckenham
Christchurch

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

A Scoop Foundation Investigation

Friday will be a big day for people north of Kaikōura – and for hundreds of construction workers who are racing to reopen State Highway 1 in time for the holiday season.

By the afternoon, the South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>

 

BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Defence Spending, Alabama, And Dolly Parton

The spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking, given how successive governments have been reluctant to spend even a fraction of those amounts on the nation’s actual social needs. More>>

ALSO:

Members' Bills: End Of Life Choice Bill Passes First Reading

The End of Life Choice Bill in the name of David Seymour has been sent to a select committee for consideration by 76 votes to 44. It is the third time Parliament has voted on the issue in recent decades and the first time such a Bill has made it over the first hurdle. More>>

ALSO:

State Sector: MPI Survives Defrag Of Portfolios

The Ministry for Primary Industries will not be split under the new government, but will instead serve as an overarching body for four portfolio-based entities focused on fisheries, forestry, biosecurity and food safety. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Vulnerable Kids, RNZ Funding, And Poppy

The decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages