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European Model Opens Prison Doors

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1 July 2017
European Model Opens Prison Doors.
EMBARGOED UNTIL 6.30PM SAT JULY 1.

Internationally proven techniques for rehabilitating prisoners have been incorporated into the Conservative Party’s Justice Policy released today.

“Our main focus for justice is prevention,” says Party Leader Leighton Baker. “However, major reforms are required within the justice system so that those who come through it are better equipped and qualified to deal with life in society, and are less likely to reoffend.”

The Conservatives are proposing a 3 stage sentencing programme moving from work, to education, through to open prison, with the movement through each stage determined by the prisoner's commitment to the process.

“Open prisons reduce reoffending and therefore reduce prison population, as well as cost less per head to run,” says Mr Baker. Makes sense.

A process that brings accountability alongside personal responsibility and long term rehabilitation has got to be more effective than our current system.

For the whole policy visit http://www.conservativeparty.org.nz/index.php/policy/justice-policy/ Our Youth Justice Justice policy can also be seen on the website.

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