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Chief Justice Lucy McCallum sets sights on jail overcrowding as she becomes ACT's top judge

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By Blake Foden
Updated March 8 2022 - 6:47am, first published 1:30am
Chief Justice Lucy McCallum, who has been sworn in as the ACT's top judge. Picture: James Croucher

The ACT's new chief justice has set her sights on overcrowded prisons, saying crime should be treated as "a broader social issue" in a bid to stop so many people ending up behind bars.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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