Remand numbers in ACT prison remain a problem

By David Biles
Updated April 23 2018 - 10:11pm, first published June 20 2014 - 9:04pm

In December 2012, I argued the so-called blitz in the ACT Supreme Court had not been the success that many people claimed, as it had absolutely no impact on the unacceptably high numbers of suspected offenders remanded in custody at the Alexander Maconochie Centre. Earlier that year, remandees had comprised more than 39 per cent of the total number of prisoners in the ACT, and I suggested we should be ashamed our remand numbers were the worst in Australia.