A Not So Sensational Article in the Sunday Mail

In their most recent edition the Sunday Mail ran a sensationalist piece entitled “Crims Gone Fishing”. The sensation was that criminals in the care of the states prison officers were given time outside of the walls of the sunshine states prisons. If this was not enough for such a story it was also compounded by the fact that these criminals were also engaged in activities, which included surfing and fishing – hence, the title of the article. The report filled out the 200 or so words that he was given with comments from the states new Attorney General Cameron Dick – a man lauded for his wealth of experience drawn from a stint as a voluntary iterum Attorney General of Tuvalu. It is thanks to Mr Dick’s comments that the report is able to present the sensational argument which runs something like this:
Prisoners should be kept in prison for the term of their sentence because this is the “community’s expectation” and this is not being done in the Queensland prison system!(I have paraphrased most of this but the words community expectations as the reason behind harsh treat are Mr Dick’s own.).
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