& # 39; You have to go to jail & # 39 ;: how a mother was almost jailed for dog registration and offenses
& # 39; You have to go to jail & # 39 ;: how a mother-of-two was almost jailed for committing violations and for not paying to register her dog
- A mother-of-two from Perth almost got a prison sentence because she had not paid her fines
- Alira Kelly-Ryder owed $ 3,744 in fines for dog registration and violations
- She was told: "You have to pay … fines or you have to go to prison for seven days"
- Prison advocacy group Sisters Inside has raised money to save her from prison
- Ms. Kelly-Ryder is related to Mrs. Dhu who died during the custody for unpaid fines
Laura Hedges for Daily Mail Australia
A mother of two almost got the prison sentence because he had not paid the registration of dogs and had violated fines.
Alira Kelly-Ryder, from Perth, had a total fine of $ 3,744 for a series of violations, but after she lost her job, she was unable to pay them in full.
The Fines Enforcement Registry would have refused her suggestion to pay the installments and demanded that she pay in full or go to jail.
Mrs Kelly-Ryder (right) from Perth almost got a prison sentence because she had not paid for dog registration and had missed fines of $ 3,744
& # 39; I just was not in a financial position to pay that $ 3,000 in advance, and there was no option for me, & # 39; she said.
According to the ABC, Kelly-Ryder offered to pay $ 160 every two weeks but was told: "No, we can not do anything for you, you have to pay fines or you have to stay in jail for seven days.
The mother of Perth would be at risk of being taken to prison immediately if the police stopped her, which means that she was then forced to hide, & # 39; afraid & # 39 ;.
The mother-of-two offered to pay $ 160 every two weeks, but reportedly said: "No, there is nothing we can do for you. You have to pay fines or you have to spend seven days in jail. & # 39;
The Perth mother would run the risk of being taken to prison immediately if the police stopped her, which means she was then forced to hide, & # 39; bang & # 39;
I did not go to the store, I did not leave the house, I got my friend to buy milk and bread – they could take me there for my children and take me to jail, & # 39; she said.
However, Session Inside, prison group, came in with an offer that she could not refuse.
The group is campaigning to release free defaulters from prison and spent the first 24 hours $ 100,000 for Ms. Kelly Ryder.
This figure is now thought to be about $ 275,000.
& # 39; I was shocked when I saw how much was collected because people really care about it, "she said.
Mrs Kelly-Ryder is considered to be closely related to Mrs. Dhu, a native woman who died in police custody in 2014 for unpaid fines.
Alira Kelly-Ryder is considered to be closely related to Mrs. Dhu (photo) who died while in 2014 held in custody for $ 3,622 in unpaid fines
Imprisonment for advocates Sisters Inside joined to help Mrs Kelly-Ryder. The group is campaigning to release free defaulters from prison and they have raised $ 100,000 in the first 24 hours
Ms. Dhu was detained for three days in South Headland, WAS, police station for $ 3,622 in unpaid fines, and died of a break from septicemia and pneumonia.
The issue of fines going to jail is discussed by the state government.
The WA Department of Justice said the number of people in prison for fine defaults had dropped significantly over the past year, and the Attorney General of Perth, John Quigley, said recent figures also show a decline in the number of indigenous women in detention for the crime.
Mr Quigley added that at the moment he had a whole series of changes to the Parliamentary Council for the drafting of Parliament and that he had worked with the Clerk of the Budget on other ways to reduce the number.