Convicted pack rapist Brad Shipton is out of prison after serving just three years of an eight and a half year sentence.
Why is he out so early?
Because Phil Goff changed the law in 2001/02.
Prisoners who were rapists or other violent criminals were previously ineligible for parole until two thirds of their sentence. Labour changed the law in 2001/02 to allow rapists to be eligible for parole after one third of their sentence.
God knows why. Maybe someone could ask them.Tags: Brad Shipton, parole, Phil Goff, rape