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Conditional sentences leading to release on parole

Conditional sentences leading to release on parole
Conditional sentences leading to release on parole
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It is becoming clear that the release on parole of a person having committed a criminal offence and found guilty by a Court in Vanuatu depends a lot in the behavior of that person when he or she is serving his or her sentence in the correctional centre which has the role to turn a bad citizen to good citizen.

Following the recent alleged murder of Aicha Maccoie at Etas and the identification of a prime suspect in this case, many people have questioned why those people who have been found guilty of charges relating to such criminal acts have seen their sentence reduced and they are released quicker than expected by many people especially the relatives of the victims of such acts.

We don’t need the Act of Correctional Services to define the penalty for an act of barbarism such a murder but somebody has to answer why a detainee is legitimate to parole if it is not clear if true his behavior had changed. For John Etienne, he has pleaded guilty twice in two cases of sexual intercourse without consent in the past and the alleged murder in which he is regarded today as the prime suspect could be seen as the worst in the eyes of society if he pleads guilty, for the third time of similar offence but most criminal one as an human being has lost her life.

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