Media Release

11 May 2017

Crozier: Supreme Court ruling on Barwon prison

Thursday 11 May 2017

Supreme Court ruling on Barwon prison

The decision of the Supreme Court ruling that the detention of teenagers at Barwon Prison is unlawful shows what a shambles the youth justice system is in under Daniel Andrews and Jenny Mikakos.

There is only one reason why these violent youths had to be put in Barwon and that is because of the mismanagement of youth justice by the Andrews Labor Government.

Because Daniel Andrews has lost control of the youth justice system, there have been over 30 riots at youth justice facilities which has caused millions of dollars of damage and resulted in the need to use Barwon.

Under Jenny Mikakos the youth justice system has been characterised by chaos and a soft approach which has cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.

Jenny Mikakos has presided over a system where violent youths have been rewarded for bad behaviour with pizzas and video games which has bred a culture of disrespect, more violence and wilful damage.

How many more times can Daniel Andrews protect this incompetent minister?