/ 15 September 2023

When only the court can set you free

Pointing To The Criminal
Sequelae: The Criminal Procedure Act was amended in 1993 to allow ‘dangerous criminals’ to be detained for an indeterminate time. They do not qualify for parole but may be released if a court finds them no longer dangerous. But some men are being re-sentenced instead. Photo: Getty Images
Should Brannon Petersen only be reconsidered to be released in August next year, he would have spent 27 years in prison, ten years after his indefinite sentence expired

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