4 comments on “Crime at an all time low – but we need another prison

  1. Heya,

    Just this as I am on mailing list……. Given this I think you should provide brooking all the info you have gathered about the false stats.

    Or I could send him what you sent me???

    Let me know.

    Shan

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  2. Yes. Do we need another prison? They cost more than Treaty Settlements. Maybe they are seeing as how there are so many Maori in them. It seems to me that they exist partially to mop up the social problems caused by poverty and social dysfunction.

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  3. What is the point of having a costly judicial process that passes recommendations that are not carried out during a prisoner’s sentence, it is absurd that a judge passes a sentence and makes a recommendation which in turn is denied by Corrections, it is a total contradiction of terms.
    Crime and the New Zealand populations attitude towards it are largely fueled by the aggressive policing that Judith Collins believes is effective. The police often pounce on youth making arrests which lead to convictions which should and could be waived with a caution. A typically ridiculous example of excessive policing was an article I read recently http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7769249/Police-reprimanded-over-teens-detention. Situations with the police and their inappropriate attitude towards NZ youth often provokes and worsens situations needlessly.
    Additionally the media hype and hysteria which pounces on trivial crime and or serious crime with exaggerated, distorted, inaccurate and sometimes unacceptable coverage, once they have published their report the damage is done, mostly the general public read papers and believe what they read.
    Even if crime was on the increase it still would’nt justify the excessive costs of building a new prison. It is particularly concerning that the money isn’t being channelled into what would ultimately achieve even lower crime figures. It doesn’t take much intelligence to comprehend that prevention is better than cure. This money should be spent on preventive and productive purposes to help prisoners rehabilitate and preventative counselling and educational help to those from low socioeconomic areas. Additionally all small towns and communities in New Zealand need youth funding and effective counselling services.
    Prison serves no purpose at all, it is a home from home for the dysfunctional people that had dysfunctional lives and will serve a sentence without .But it is also a home to a large majority of wayward, misguided youth who just need help and guidance and should not be locked up at all.

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  4. What is the point of having a costly judicial process that passes recommendations that are not carried out during a prisoner’s sentence, it is absurd that a judge passes a sentence and makes a recommendation which in turn is denied by Corrections, it is a total contradiction of terms.
    Crime and the New Zealand populations attitude towards it are largely fueled by the aggressive policing that Judith Collins believes is effective. The police often pounce on youth making arrests which lead to convictions which should and could be waived with a caution. A typically ridiculous example of excessive policing was an article I read recently http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7769249/Police-reprimanded-over-teens-detention. Situations with the police and their inappropriate attitude towards NZ youth often provokes and worsens situations needlessly.
    Additionally the media hype and hysteria which pounces on trivial crime and or serious crime with exaggerated, distorted, inaccurate and sometimes unacceptable coverage, once they have published their report the damage is done, mostly the general public read papers and believe what they read.
    Even if crime was on the increase it still wouldn’t justify the excessive costs of building a new prison. It is particularly concerning that the money isn’t being channelled into what would ultimately achieve even lower crime figures. It doesn’t take much intelligence to comprehend that prevention is better than cure. This money should be spent on preventive and productive purposes to help prisoners rehabilitate and preventative counselling and educational help to those from low socioeconomic areas. Additionally all small towns and communities in New Zealand need youth funding and effective counselling services.
    Prison serves no purpose at all, it is a home from home for all the dysfunctional people that originally had dysfunctional lives and will serve a sentence without much help, support or guidance. It is also a home to a large majority of wayward, misguided youth who just need help and guidance and should not be locked up at all.

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