One in five former detainees charged with new crimes since release
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One in five former detainees charged with new crimes since release

At least 28 of the 153 people released after indefinite detention was declared unlawful have allegedly gone on to commit fresh crimes.

  • byAngus Thompson

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Half the detainees freed after High Court ruling have no monitors or curfews

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