Published: 5:42PM Tuesday September 18, 2012
High risk sex offenders to be monitored for life
"The Government has moved to placate public concern over high risk sex offenders in the wake of Wanganui's on-going efforts to stop a notorious sex offender from moving into the community.
Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced a new Bill targeted at offenders who pose a high risk of sexual or violent offending once they are released from prison.
The Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Bill will allow the High Court to order offenders to live in a secure facility within prison grounds until the Court is convinced they pose no threat to the community.
Offenders could potentially be under extended supervision for the rest of their lives."