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Should National's 'boot camp' programme continue?

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Photo / Mark Mitchell
Photo / Mark Mitchell

Only two of 17 youth offenders sent to controversial boot camps have not reoffended.

Fresh Start was introduced last October and aimed to provide better, longer-term interventions for serious young offenders on a clear path to adult prison and a life of crime.

One intervention was the Military Activity Camps (MAC), commonly known as boot camps. Two boot camp programmes have run; in 2009 and 2010, and 17 youths were on them in total.

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