More punishment won't 'fix' the sorry state of juvenile justice in Australia

By David Biles
Updated April 24 2018 - 11:10pm, first published February 9 2017 - 3:34pm

The escape of 15 offenders from the Malmsbury youth detention centre in Victoria last month is the most recent, and perhaps the most serious, failure in a long series of related problems in that state. In the 24 hours after their escape, all the offenders were recaptured in small groups at various locations throughout Victoria.

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