Turns out, with some navel gazing, the pedo turned murderer shouldn’t even have been out there all by himself.
[E]scaped murderer and paedophile Phillip John Smith should never have been let out of Spring Hill Prison on temporary release in the first place.
A Corrections review has concluded the department’s plans for Smith, who skipped the country for Brazil, were over-ambitious and misinformed, and it makes more than a dozen recommendations.
Smith was dumb enough to get recaptured, but he still outwitted Corrections.
“We failed,” says Corrections chief executive Ray Smith. “We failed to manage a serious offender on temporary release. I absolutely accept that.”
They should feel lucky that it only turned into the farce that it has – he could have gone properly underground and be grooming new kids to be his victims by now. ¬† Read more »