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Reduce Detention of Suspect Days

Comment 18th July 2010

Currently a person can be taken into a police-cell, prison or detention centre before trial or sentencing, this is unlawful and should either be scrapped completely or drastically reduce the max period of 28 days (we have the highest out of any country). We should reduce it to a maximum of a week or less.

Why does this matter?

This is a whole month that we may be kept, time which CANNOT be reclaimed! We should reduce it for many reasons, first it's too long, second pre-trial detainees may find it harder to mount an effective defence. This is evident of a country becoming a police state, and it should be acted on now!

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