Corrections - Liberal Democrats WA

Corrections

As Liberal Democrats, we acknowledge that rehabilitation, restitution for victims, deterrence and incapacitation (that is, removing perpetrators from society to avoid further harm) are legitimate principles for sentencing.

We favour the privatisation of the majority of our prisons, particularly those housing low level offenders, and point to successful international models, including those of the United States and the United Kingdom, in which private prisons are run successfully, and at minimal cost to the taxpayer.

We oppose the reintroduction of the death penalty, and hold that retribution by the state is not a legitimate principal in sentencing.