Thursday, 31 May 2018

Repeal of three strikes sends wrong message

The Government’s decision to repeal the three strikes law sends the wrong message to the worst recidivist offenders, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“It is critical that our law sends a strong signal that serious repeat offending will not be tolerated.


“Andrew Little’s decision to repeal three strikes and allow the worst offenders out of jail early is a step in the wrong direction.


“The Justice Minister’s suggestion that the law is contributing to prison overcrowding is also incorrect.


“Only a handful of inmates are on second and third strikes.


“This is another ACT Party policy under threat.


“Along with Partnership Schools and 90-day trial periods, three strikes would never have been implemented without ACT”, says Mr Seymour.