over-incarceration

Incarceration Spike Reinforces Urgent Need For Reform
6 June 2024

Incarceration Spike Reinforces Urgent Need For Reform

“Australia’s incarceration rate has spiked to its highest level since 2021 as political leaders continue to ignore the cost of poorly targeted incarceration and the need for reform,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Corrective services data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals the number of prisoners across Australia has increased from
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The Unsustainable Cost Of Incarceration Revealed As Prisons Reach Breaking Point
20 July 2023

The Unsustainable Cost Of Incarceration Revealed As Prisons Reach Breaking Point

“With Australia’s prison system at breaking point, we need to shift our focus to crime prevention, ensuring violent offenders are sentenced for longer, and giving non-violent offenders the opportunity to get into work” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the Institute of Public Affairs released new research, The Cost of Prisons in Australia: 2023,
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The Cost Of Prisons In Australia: 2023
20 July 2023

The Cost Of Prisons In Australia: 2023

The fundamental aims of the Australian criminal justice system include ensuring public safety, deterring criminal behaviour, holding offenders accountable and providing restitution for victims. Incarceration plays a particular role in supporting these aims. It is important that violent, antisocial, and dangerous criminals are removed from the community so that they cannot bring further harm onto others. This isolation of threats
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New ABS Data Shows Concerning Rise In Australia’s Incarceration Rate
8 June 2023

New ABS Data Shows Concerning Rise In Australia’s Incarceration Rate

“Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics has confirmed that policymakers must urgently act to halt the increase to Australia’s incarceration rate before it gets out of control” said Morgan Begg, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. New data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals a worrying two per cent increase to
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