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Editorial AUST. & N.Z. JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY (December, 1973): 6, 4 The Future 0/ Prison AFTER a not inconsiderable wait the "Jenkinson Report" regarding the recent unrest in H.M. Prison Pentridge has been publtshed:». Although awaited with some degree of impatience by many interested persons, the Report is something of an anti-climax, perhaps due in part to the limited terms of reference. Another report, the "Report of the Mitchell Com­ mittee"(2), has also been published quite recently, but this also engenders in the reader a sense of promise unfulfilled. Neither report really comes to terms with prisons, their underlying phtlosophy and whether or not they are really necessary as we presently understand them. What is patently apparent is that most of our large prisons are totally inadequate in terms of the buildings, general facilities and man­ power, both general and professional. It is worthwhile noting a report concerning a driver who pleaded guilty to driving into a newsboy and killing him(3).. The learned trial Judge, his Honour Judge Rapke, recog­ nised that the case required "severe punishment" but, in the event, took away the offender's driving licence and disqualified him from driving for life and placed him on a $200 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology SAGE

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Abstract

AUST. & N.Z. JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY (December, 1973): 6, 4 The Future 0/ Prison AFTER a not inconsiderable wait the "Jenkinson Report" regarding the recent unrest in H.M. Prison Pentridge has been publtshed:». Although awaited with some degree of impatience by many interested persons, the Report is something of an anti-climax, perhaps due in part to the limited terms of reference. Another report, the "Report of the Mitchell Com­ mittee"(2), has also been published quite recently, but this also engenders in the reader a sense of promise unfulfilled. Neither report really comes to terms with prisons, their underlying phtlosophy and whether or not they are really necessary as we presently understand them. What is patently apparent is that most of our large prisons are totally inadequate in terms of the buildings, general facilities and man­ power, both general and professional. It is worthwhile noting a report concerning a driver who pleaded guilty to driving into a newsboy and killing him(3).. The learned trial Judge, his Honour Judge Rapke, recog­ nised that the case required "severe punishment" but, in the event, took away the offender's driving licence and disqualified him from driving for life and placed him on a $200

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Australian & New Zealand Journal of CriminologySAGE

Published: Dec 1, 1973

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