: Phasing out of suspended sentences

Phasing out of suspended sentences

The Tasmanian Committee

The phasing out of suspended sentences that the government took to the state election in March 2014 as a key election policy is gathering pace with the recent release of the Sentencing Advisory Council’s Phasing out of Suspended Sentences Consultation Paper. The SAC Report makes clear that the numbers sent to prison could triple if non-custodial options are not introduced to replace suspended sentences and recommends the introduction of home detention, extending the drug diversion program to the Supreme Court and including provision for the treatment of alcohol abuse and the restructuring of probation and community service orders into an enhanced community correction order. Submissions to the consultation paper have now closed with the final report likely to be released early next year.


(2015) 40(4) AltLJ 287
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