Prisoners to have fewer parole hearings

Last updated 05:00 18/04/2012

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Prisoners will get fewer regular parole hearings under changes announced by the Government.

The maximum gap between parole hearings would be extended from one to two years. The maximum postponement period for offenders serving indeterminate sentences, and determinate sentences of 10 or more years, would be extended from three to five years.

Offenders with little chance of release would get fewer "unnecessary parole hearings", Justice Minister Judith Collins said.

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- The Dominion Post

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