9 Dec 2010

Inmates lose legal challenge to parole system

8:17 am on 9 December 2010

Two long-term prisoners who challenged the operation of the parole system and Department of Corrections policies have lost their case in the Court of Appeal.

Allan Miller and Michael Carroll, both serving preventive detention sentences for multiple rapes, claimed the way the Parole Board had treated them was inconsistent with the Bill of Rights and the Parole Act.

Both argued the Parole Board was not independent and that the Corrections Department failed to provide them with rehabilitative treatments.

The Court of Appeal ruled their detention was neither arbitrary nor unlawful.