Sean Plunket conducted an interview with Corrections Association president Bevan Hanlon who was scathing about the monitoring process in general (obviously unable to be specific but the Blessie Gotingco case was the spur for the interview - see photo used at link). Hanlon claims that Corrections simply does not have the resources to carry out the required monitoring. Monitoring is a "fiscal" measure to keep the prison population down apparently.
If you think electronic surveillance of known and potentially dangerous criminals keeps you safe, better listen to this interview:
(Now I know the background of the convicted murderer I am utterly gobsmacked. The link in yesterday's comments, revealing the name, has been removed as the legal implications are unknown to me and I blog under my own name. Sorry.)
The benefit treadmill
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