Let’s not over-react to the escape of two prisoners from Canberra jail

By David Biles
Updated April 24 2018 - 9:09pm, first published September 12 2016 - 5:09pm

The recent escape of Patrick McCurley and Jacob MacDonald from the Alexander Maconochie Centre, came as a shock as prison escapes do not seem to be as common these days as they were a decade or more ago. Even though prisoner numbers throughout Australia are increasing at an exponential rate, the number of escapes, Australia wide, is not following the same trend.