More jail not a way to safety, says Liberty

Longer jail terms for serious offences do not mean a safer community but may have the reverse effect, Liberty Victoria warned today.

“They may have a simplistic appeal, especially when parties are clamouring for public attention as a State election looms, but there is no evidence that they lead to a more secure community,” said Liberty president Jane Dixon SC.


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