TV3 reported tonight that the parole board is letting pack rapist Brad Shipton out of jail in a couple of weeks despite the fact he hasn’t served even three years of his eight and a half year sentence.
How is it possible a pack rapist gets out of jail so quickly?
The answer is that Labour changed the law in 2001. Before they changed the law Shipton would have served around a minimum of six years of his sentence. But Labour changed the law to allow rapists to be eligible for parole after just one third of their sentence instead of two thirds.
This is the same Government that has also just made it easier for repeat offenders to get bail.Tags: bail, Brad Shipton, parole, rape