Coronavirus restrictions see prisoners get reduced sentences

Coronavirus restrictions see prisoners get reduced sentences
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Some prisoners in Victorian jails have had almost a month shaved off their sentences due to the restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, giving them an effective “get out of jail free card”, the State Opposition says.

David Southwick, the shadow minister for corrections, said the statistics provided to the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee showed almost 5,000 prisoners accumulated a total of 900 years off their sentences during the COVID lockdown.

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