Sensible of Ray Smith to settle this case. I was involved with Garth McVicar when we decided so long ago that the law had to be tested to help end the scandalous state of Corrections. Full credit to Mr Henry (and David Garrett) who put so much free time into this long struggle.
But parole continues. All involved are guilty collaborators in pretence.
- Pretence that they can predict which offenders will not hurt others again while out on theoretical "trust".
- Pretence that the conditions imposed will make risk "manageable" (i.e. they will not be held responsible for the consequent sufferinf of innocent fresh vicitims) and
- Pretence that the system has the will and the means to enforce the conditions.
The government did not have the honesty to settle the Kuchenbecker claims for the predictable death of Graeme Burton's victims.