Month: December 2020

Solitary Confinement

Latest News Solitary Confinement – A Breach of Human RightsAdvocates Demand an End to Solitary Confinement For At-Risk PrisonersA Call For an End to Solitary ConfinementSolitary Confinement is Never the Answer Contents Purpose of Solitary Confinement Health Impacts Current Law and Existing Limitations Our Demands Alternative Management Processes Social Responses to Safety Issues Therapeutic Housing …

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Role of Victims in Sentencing and Security Classification

Victims have the ability to submit Victim Impact Statements prior to sentencing. During the process of security reclassification, they may also make submissions to the Review council regarding the change, which must be considered by the Review Council before it makes a decision.[11] However, Corrective Services has the final responsibility for dealing with offences after …

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Politicising Grief

David Elliott’s revocation of Garforth’s classification decision could be viewed as an act of political opportunism.  After Ms Simpson sparked public outrage about Garforth’s reclassification, Elliott made a number of statements; arguing that “this [the reclassification] is not what this government was elected for” and also that “it is essential that any reclassification of prisoners …

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Victims of crime

Every crime involves commission of a legal wrong, and involves a perpetrator and one or more victims. Crime victims are people who have been “threatened, harmed or killed, by another person”.[2] The central focus in the aftermath should always be community compassion, recognising the experience of the victim of the crime. The needs of the victim …

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What is a victim?

A victim is someone who has suffered a loss, possibly having been harmed as a result of some accident, crime or other action. The loss they suffer may be physical, through some external injury to the body. The loss may also be mental or intellectual, perhaps through bullying or other verbal attack, or through a …

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