Monitor and register criminals deported back to New Zealand from prisons in other countries with the same parole conditions and rehabilitation support as if they served their prison sentence for an offence committed in New Zealand.
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My beautiful 13 year old daughter Jade Louise Bayliss was murdered by Jeremy McLaughlin in Nov 2011 in our home in Christchurch.
Jeremy broke into my home while Jade was unwell in bed and strangled her, he stole most of my possessions and then poured petrol through out my home and set fire to it.
Four days previous to Jades murder I went to the police station to ask if I should be worried about Jeremy as I was suspicious regards to his behavior , I was informed that I had nothing to worry about and was given a trespass order to serve to Jeremy should he return to my home. Sadly the day he did return I wasn't home and that was the day Jade was at home in bed sick.
After Jade passed away and the police arrested Jeremy I was informed that he had been deported from Australia a few years previous for the killing of a 14 year old boy and serious harm of a 15 year old boy.
If this information was available to the police and they could have informed me of his serious criminal history I would of been better equipped to try and protect my family. Things could have been a lot different.
Currently New Zealand citizens deported back to NZ from prisons in other countries are not monitored or assisted in rehabilitating them back into society. There is also no register available listing serious crimes committed (for crimes committed in NZ or elsewhere) in their past, apart from sex offenders.
We all should have the right to protect ourselves and our loved ones from potential harm, especially if the person has served time for committing a serious crime. However currently there is no way of finding this information, and sadly too often you only get faced with the harsh reality of what someone is capable of when it is far too late.
Often the only reason people re-offend is because they do not receive the support and monitoring needed after being released from prison. New Zealand citizens returned to New Zealand from prisons in other countries get very little support and no monitoring from the judicial system. This means they fly under the radar and the public have no way of protecting themselves when they become suspicious or feel threatened by other peoples actions.
This petition is to persuade the government to have a serious crimes register for all ex convicts for crimes committed both inside and outside New Zealand border. As well as monitoring deported ex-convicts that have been deported back to New Zealand. These ex-convicts should also be given the same support and guidance on their journey back into society that ex-convicts released from NZ prisons currently receive.
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