Corrections Amendment (Prisoner Remission) Bill 2018

Corrections Amendment (Prisoner Remission) Bill 2018

TasCOSS and the other signatories ask the government to remove sections of the bill that remove and narrow the eligibility of offenders for remission (early release):

“At a time when Risdon Prison is bursting at the seams, when there is a lack of rehabilitation programs and when alternative sentencing options means that prisoners sentenced to custodial sentences are likely to be imprisoned for longer, it makes no sense to remove an incentive that encourages good behaviour.”