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Papua New Guinea

Success of parole program recommends review of Act: Steven

BY MIRIAM ZARRIGA

mzarriga@spp.com.pg

THE implementation of the “fast track program” has been as successful for the years 2015 and 2016.

In the two years of the implementation of the program 353 prisoners were eligible for the program.

From the 353 prisoners 169 prisoners were granted parole and 152 refused parole. It was also recorded that 32 had their cases pending before the parole board.

Minister for Justice and Attorney-General Davis Steven said the parole reports of 2015-2016 also recommended a review of the Parole Act 1991.

“Recommended was also a review of parole board membership, with the department considering the recommendations identified in the reports and conducted a review of the Parole Act,” he said.

“The National Executive Council recently endorsed the proposed amendments to the Parole Act in light of the review.”

The success and effectiveness of the parole system in criminal justice administration depends very much on the collaboration and strong cooperation of all government institutions, non-governmental organisations, faith-based organisations and communities to provide a just, safe and secure society for all to live in,” Mr Steven said.

He said the officers of the Correctional Service and from the community-based corrections branches of the department continue to collaborate and support the work of the parole board.

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