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ALCP Announce Justice and Compensation Policy

ALCP Announce Justice and Compensation Policy

The Justice and Corrections budgets will make a saving of well over $100 million annually under ALCP policy.

Around 10% of the prison population is being held for cannabis only offences at a cost of $90,000 per prisoner, while the courts are spending over $20 million each year prosecuting cannabis cases.

ALCP leader Julian Crawford said cannabis only prisoners would be freed, cannabis convictions would be quashed and compensation issued, according to ALCP policy.

"Not everyone with a cannabis conviction would be eligible for compensation but if they can convince a panel of judges that their travel or employment prospects had been impacted, they would be entitled to between $5,000 and $100,000 each," he said.

"This is to allow people to restore their careers and dignity and to be compensated for any stigma they suffered under prohibition."

A Royal Commission of Inquiry will be set up to assess each claim on a case-by-case basis.


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