heraldsun.com.au 7 Aug 2012
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Spokesman Michael Newhouse confirmed the vast majority of Fulham prisoners received a discount, ranging from one to 35 days.
The State Government will also launch an investigation into bureaucratic bungling that is resulting in victims being given as little as 48 hours notice that their attacker is about to be set free.
Prison bosses classified the April strikes as "emergency management days", with inmates confined to their cells, then receiving up to four days off their sentence for each day they were "adversely affected".
One victim, who was left for dead with horrendous stab wounds and other injuries from the attack, was working to secure her home before her attacker's release in September.
But she was forced to flee her home after learning the man who almost killed her was about to be released.
"The entire ordeal has been very upsetting. This man has done a terrible crime and is clearly a violent and nasty individual, but in the end he is back on the streets early," the victim's sister said.
"She has never had a chance to get on with her life, and for him to get out early and for him to start his life again isn't right."
The victim was working with support services to be ready for her attacker's release in September.
The letter informing her he would be out early left her stunned. "She's gone to stay with other people ... and she is going to probably move," the sister said.
A spokesman for Corrections Minister Andrew McIntosh said the Government "empathises" with the victim and said the Community and Public Sector Union should answer to every victim upset by their attacker's early release.
"I am sympathetic for workers who want good pay and conditions, but when you are affecting the lives of other people so dramatically ... it is not the way our world works," the sister said.
CPSU industrial officer Andrew Capp said while he also felt for the victims, the Government was at fault.
"The Government and Corrections Victoria are responsible for these arrangements, and for the Government to blame the union is a cop-out," he said.