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Justice - Parole

ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

Truth in sentencing will abolish parole to ensure that sentences given and explained in open courts are the sentences served..
Supervision instead of parole after every sentence, with electronic monitoring of work and family and reparation responsibilities.
End automatic concurrent sentencing, every crime to count.
End pointless family group conferences, ensure youth justice processes result in enforceable decisions, making young offenders responsible and deterring re-offending.

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Nandor Tanczos

Releasing well-behaved prisoners near the end of their term on parole to make police cells available when shortages in cells arise

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Annette King

Review the two-stage process for front-end home detention to see whether it should be established as a sentence in its own right, without Parole Board involvement in the decision-making process
Review whether any changes to the back end home detention system are required in light of recent changes to the availability of electronic monitoring as a condition of parole

Maori Party Dr Pita Sharples  
National Party of New Zealand Simon Power

Abolish parole for all violent and repeat criminals

New Zealand First Rt Hon Winston Peters

Require disclosure of criminal history of violent offenders released on home detention or parole
Replacement of the Parole Board by a Rehabilitation Board with a primary objective of minimising recidivism. The Board will be required to consider the actual duration of imprisonment and to ensure a serious violent offender has demonstrated remorse and a positive attitude to rehabilitation, before considering any parole

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Hon Peter Dunne

Ensure that the Parole Board consider the impact on victims and the community when considering the conditions placed parolees
Ensure that Parole Board decision-making processes are made available for scrutiny, and are subject to appeal by victims
Allow the Parole Board discretion to decide when offenders can re-appear for parole proceedings and allow them to defer hearings for up to five years

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.
Alliance New Zealand
Democrats for Social Credit
Direct Democracy Party
The Republic Party of New Zealand

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