Government of Western Australia: Change the Law that convicted Marlon Noble
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Government of Western Australia: Change the Law that convicted Marlon Noble

    1. EMMA JOHNSTON
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      EMMA JOHNSTON

      Brisbane, Australia

Marlon Noble is an Aboriginal person with an Intellectual Impairment. Marlon spent 10 years in jail without being convicted of a crime. 

At the age of 19 Marlon, was charged with sexual abuse. Marlon denied doing anything wrong however, due to his disability, he was deemed “unfit to stand trial”. The courts ruled Marlon ineligible for full time psychiatric care but too much of a risk to the community to be released. Marlon was jailed indefinitely. After a full decade behind bars, fresh evidence allowed all charges against Marlon to be dropped and he was released. Although never convicted of a crime, Marlon remains under 24 hour supervision. For someone that hasn’t been convicted, why? Never convicted but never fully freed, Marlon’s case highlights the inequalities that still exist within our legal system for people with disabilities. The law in question, The Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 1992 is still in place. Around Australia there are a huge amount of people in the exactly same position as Marlon. People in prison who have never been convicted of a crime.

This information was taken directly from “Presumed Guilty” a short film copyright of the Australian Human Rights Commission 2013 http://tinyurl.com/c6vnqt8

The Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 1992 needs to be reviewed and changed. Marlon Noble should not continue his life, being treated as a criminal. The cases of those currently in jail as a result of this act should be reviewed. No one else should be convicted of a crime as a result of this Act in its current form.

To:
Government of Western Australia
The Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 1992 needs to be reviewed and changed. Marlon Noble should not continue his life, being treated as a criminal. The cases of those currently in jail as a result of this Act should be reviewed. No one else should be convicted of a crime as a result of this Act in its current form.

Sincerely,
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    • Jasmine Murphy MACKAY, AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      I am saddened by the fact that innocent people are being treated in this way. Obviously something needs to be changed. Surely this should be illegal...

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    • Ian Pettet AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      There should be not discrimination clause in the Australian Constitution. The Race power should be repealed.

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    • Neville Diener AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      Justice for all is very important.

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    • Ian Nicholas SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • 9 months ago

      This is a disgrace for all Australians. We need compassion for this poor man and we need to provide support to him to lead as normal a life as possible. The Government not only owes him an apology but a heap of compensation as well.

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    • jim swann AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      it's just plain wrong

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