Second Submission on the Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill 2010
- Caritas opposed the original form of the Bill in 2009 and continues to oppose the revised version.
- Caritas considers that the imposition of the maximum penalty for a "third strike", regardless of circumstances and mitigating factors will result in hugely disproportionate outcomes.
- Caritas believes that judicial discretion is the most appropriate way of deciding a just penalty.
- The legislation fails to promote repentance and rehabilitation over revenge.