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Clogging prisons in the name of tough politics

Clogging prisons in the name of tough politics

This opinion piece from The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) highlights the disparity between rising rates of imprisonment and stable or even declining crime rates in Australia:

Governments driven by law and order politics are watching the imprisonment rate skyrocket while, in some cases, crime actually decreases. And this tough approach is costing taxpayers millions, writes Ann Arnold.

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