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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bootcamp manages to create fitter reoffenders

Most boot camp youths reoffend
More than half of youth offenders sent on the Government's much-vaunted boot camps have been in trouble with the law after completion, figures show.

Nine of 17 people to go through the system so far have reoffended - a success rate of 47 per cent and a "good starting point", says Prime Minister John Key.

But the Government is being criticised for throwing money into a programme that is barely off the ground and is already failing to make great inroads into the recidivism rate.

What a shocking surprise, Boot Camps don't work - YAWN - we all know that, but National needs to feed the raw meat part of their electorate and so conservative knee jerks are in, evidence based social policy is out.


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