21 August 2013
Institute for Crime Prevention and the Re-integration of Offenders today held a
breakfast briefing on Non-Custodial Sentencing.
|Dr Richard Griggs|
Nicro believes this
programme will help to ease the burden of correctional centres are faced with
in this country.
This programme aims
to sentence offenders of non violent crimes to community work under
Manager Regan Jules-Macquet said correctional services Centres are trying their
best they could under the circumstances with limited resources.
that the Non-Custodial Sentencing needs all communities to work together for
the benefit of offenders to ensure that they do not commit the same crimes
after they have served their sentences.
Group an organisation that encourages partnerships has conducted a study which
found that conditions at South African prisons are not good at all.
Richard Griggs who did the research found that offenders of non violent crimes
become more violent after coming out of prison.
Griggs said there
is a shortage of Psychiatrists in the country that work with prisoners to
ensure that their needs are attended to.
He added that the
research also found out that Magistrates do not opt for the non-custodial
sentencing when hading sentences to offenders.
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