Intermediate sentencing options and parole

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The Council has reviewed community-based sentencing, imprisonment and parole, as requested by the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Yvette D’Ath in October 2017.

The Terms of Reference were in response to recommendations in the 2016 Queensland Parole System Review Final Report (Sofronoff Report). In addition, we reviewed current sentencing and parole legislation, including the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 and the Corrective Services Act 2006 to see if there were any laws that created inconsistency or constrained sentencing options available to a court.