Statement from Corrections Victoria

Official statement from Corrections Victoria

Corrections Victoria spokesperson:

Corrections Victoria acknowledges the incredibly painful loss experienced by the Cronin family and they have our deepest sympathy.

Prison visits give school groups an insight into the realities of life in prison and are a powerful way to help young people understand the life altering consequences of involvement in crime.

Prisoners are able to speak to students about the devastating impact that even a single bad decision can have for themselves, and for their victims.

These are not role models, but rather people whose poor choices had very real consequences that young people can learn from.