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Prison 'almost pointless' for promising artist Peter Crawford, says Justice Michael Elkaim

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By Blake Foden
Updated April 23 2022 - 12:30pm, first published April 22 2022 - 7:31pm
Peter Crawford, who stole a safe from a Canberra supermarket. Picture: Facebook

Sentencing a promising artist with hundreds of convictions to more prison time is "almost pointless", according to a judge who described the man's life as a "tragedy" while extending his stint behind bars.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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