National plans to send young offenders to army bootcamp

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Sun, 13 Aug 2017, 11:51AM
Justice spokeswoman Amy Adams says a hard core of about 150 young people are already recidivist offenders. (NZME)
Justice spokeswoman Amy Adams says a hard core of about 150 young people are already recidivist offenders. (NZME)

National plans to send young offenders to army bootcamp

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Sun, 13 Aug 2017, 11:51AM

National has released a plan to send the most serious young offenders to boot camp.

Justice spokeswoman Amy Adams says a hard core of about 150 young people are already recidivist offenders, committing large numbers of serious offences.

She'll be packing about 50 of them a year off to a new Junior Training Academy run by the military and based at Waiouru Training Camp.

Judges will be able to send them there for a year.

Ms Adams is also proposing a curfew on all kids under 14. Police will be able to fine parents when children are out unsupervised between midnight and 5am.