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So what should be the point of Tasmania's prison system, anyway?

Adam Holmes
Updated July 2 2021 - 2:18am, first published October 24 2020 - 3:00am
No one is saying dangerous criminals, repeat violent offenders and pedophiles shouldn't serve significant prison terms, but these types of offenders are in the minority in our jails. What sort of people does society want when prisoners are eventually released?
No one is saying dangerous criminals, repeat violent offenders and pedophiles shouldn't serve significant prison terms, but these types of offenders are in the minority in our jails. What sort of people does society want when prisoners are eventually released?

If there's one case that highlights just how broken Tasmania's prisoner reintegration system is, it's James William Keith Chapman - a man living with an intellectual disability and schizophrenia.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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