One in five people convicted of breaching COVID-19 restrictions last year were sentenced to time in prison, Newshub reports. Statistics from the Ministry of Justice show that of the 640 people charged with offences, 460 were ultimately convicted. Of those convicted, almost 20 percent – 85 people – were sentenced to imprisonment. Forty-three percent got a community sentence, such as home detention, community detention, intensive supervision or community work.
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