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Common Sense needed in Corrections approach

Monday, 19 August 2019, 1:46 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Community safety must be the paramount consideration when releasing an offender, and the only way for that to be achieved is for the offender to acknowledge their crimes.” More >>

‘Political Demise’ – allowing prisoners to vote

Monday, 12 August 2019, 2:41 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Waitangi Tribunal report released today, found that the 2010 law change was inconsistent with Treaty principles and led to significant prejudice against Māori. More >>

Geros: Judges leniency jeopardises public safety

Friday, 9 August 2019, 9:16 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Judge Raoul Neave absolutely failed in his role as the gate keeper to community safety when he made this appalling and dangerous decision” Marcel Sydney Geros will be appearing again in front of the same Judge who decided it was in the best ... More >>

Finally, the safety of our community will be considered

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 1:41 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Our children are our most vulnerable, most innocent victims and we do not want to see any more children harmed by these ‘known sex offenders’. The safety of our community must be the paramount consideration.” More >>

Ministry of Justice bows to political agenda

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 2:49 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A Research and Evaluation Team from the Ministry of Justice have just issued what they euphemistically call an ‘Evidence Based brief’ on New Zealands’ Three Strikes Law. More >>

“Vessel of tears” - report welcomed by Victim advocacy group

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 8:35 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The vessel of tears report confirms what the Sensible Sentencing Trust has been saying for many years” The Safe and Effective Advisory Group Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora have released their first report called A Vessel of Tears. The report is an ... More >>

A Murderers rights MORE important than his Victims!

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 3:08 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

In July 2016 Kim Richmond was cold heartedly murdered by her husband Cory Jefferies. It was 11 months before her body was found submerged in the family ute at the bottom of Lake Arapuni. Three innocent children lost their mother forever; selfishly stolen ... More >>

Bail conditions must be reviewed before more innocents die

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:32 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows That too many people have died? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind The answer is blowin’ in the wind From Blowin’ in the wind. Bob Dylan The Sensible Sentencing Trust want to know ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner slammed for Colonialism comments

Monday, 20 May 2019, 3:27 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust say the Children’s Commissioner is guilty of riding the ‘Colonialism’ bandwagon by blaming racism and colonialism after Oranga Tamariki removed a child from its mother’s care. Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew ... More >>

Community safety must be paramount, in and out of prison

Monday, 29 April 2019, 3:01 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Prison officers who are attacked while on the job by inmates are calling for the offenders to serve a longer sentence and this has been applauded by the Sensible Sentencing Trust. Spokesperson for the trust Jess McVicar said they believe this ... More >>

ALL Homicide Victims should receive support

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 1:37 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

ALL Homicide Victims should receive same services or support as Mosque Attack Victims 24th April 2019 More >>

Child Abuse Awareness Month April 2019

Friday, 12 April 2019, 2:56 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

12th April 2019 The month of April was marked as Child Abuse Awareness month in the United States, it has been an annual observance since 1983, and is now internationally recognised. More >>

Another innocent child’s life taken to soon

Friday, 5 April 2019, 9:18 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of l7 month old Sadie-Leigh Gardner. Sadie-Leigh was taken to Tauranga hospital on March 27 with critical injuries. She died two days later in Auckland’s Starship hospital from her injuries. Sensible ... More >>

Judge failed to impose a life sentence with no parole!

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 1:34 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

28th March 2019 Today Justice Cameron Mander had the opportunity to sentence convicted double murderer and rapist Paul Russel Wilson to a sentence of life in prison with no parole for the 2018 murder of Nicole Tuxford. This would have been the first time ... More >>

Wilson must be locked up for life

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 9:46 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The Sentencing Judge has the power and tools to sentence Paul Wilson to Life Imprisonment without Parole if they choose to” On Thursday 28thMarch one of New Zealand’s most horrific violent offenders will be sentenced for the brutal murder ... More >>

Foreign thugs who commit violent crimes should be deported

Monday, 4 March 2019, 9:34 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Foreign thugs who commit violent crimes against women and children should be kicked out of New Zealand - SST More >>

Sex Offender walks free after 4 years of 11 year sentence

Monday, 25 February 2019, 4:47 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

"No one with a conviction for serious violent offending such as this should be released until they can guarantee the offender is no longer a risk, and then they should not release them until the offender’s sentence is completed – full-stop" More >>

Life should mean life

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 9:39 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

"Victims are being ignored and not heard, this case is not a one off, and the government need to realise that softer sentencing and releasing people like this will have a horrific result." New Zealanders are horrified as the identity of ... More >>

Discounts and home detention for a sexual predator

Monday, 28 January 2019, 1:57 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

"A violent sexual offender has been given a much lesser sentence thanks to his previous contribution to the community. Yet in the court of law a previous history of offending is not allowed to be considered, so why on earth should this man’s ... More >>

Interim Name Suppression Review Petition

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:19 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Interim Name Suppression Review Petition 13th December 2018 On Monday 10th December the accused of the murder of Grace Millane was declined name suppression by Judge Evangelos Thomas but defence lawyer, Ian Brookie, appealed the Judge’s decision. ... More >>



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