Prisons are a Colossal Waste of Money

Well done to Andrew Little for raising the thorny criminal justice conversation. Those who care about wasting taxpayer money should be calling for him to be bolder.

Here’s why: we already have the 2nd highest prison population in the world. Yet if we do nothing we will still need a $1b new prison every 2-3 years. Every new prisoner costs $100,000+ per year.

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New Zealand's Criminal Justice System

New Zealand's criminal justice statistics are appalling. Check out the infographic below to see how we perform

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What's Wrong With New Zealand's Criminal Justice System - TOP

This paper covers evidence supporting The Opportunities Party’s criminal justice policies. In some cases it covers the same evidence referred to in the long Description of these policies, but in more detail or with more discussion. 

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