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Why there are more prisoners but fewer crimes being committed

Why there are more prisoners but fewer crimes being committed

Women and indigenous people have been jailed at a faster rate than other groups despite more than a decade of crime declines.

  • by Nigel Gladstone

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Crime in NSW has been dropping for more than a decade. This is why
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Crime in NSW has been dropping for more than a decade. This is why

Crime has declined in NSW for more than a decade but the number of people going to jail has risen to reach record numbers this year.

  • by Nigel Gladstone
'Officers feared for their lives': Greenough prison guards speak out
Crime

'Officers feared for their lives': Greenough prison guards speak out

Two Greenough prison officers have spoken publicly for the first time about the day inmates trashed and destroyed the jail, with one describing it as harrowing and extremely frightening.

  • by Phil Hickey
Youth justice boss confesses after smuggling to son in jail
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Youth justice boss confesses after smuggling to son in jail

A senior Juvenile Justice officer pleaded guilty over her role in a plot to smuggle illegal tobacco to her son in jail.

  • by Patrick Begley
In WA, unpaid fines are keeping Indigenous mothers in jail
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Prisons

In WA, unpaid fines are keeping Indigenous mothers in jail

A campaign to free Indigenous women from imprisonment has found success on social media.

  • by Clementine Ford
Kalgoorlie prison guards strike amid 'staff shortage crisis'
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Crime

Kalgoorlie prison guards strike amid 'staff shortage crisis'

More than 50 prison guards have walked off the job in Kalgoorlie as tensions over staffing shortages reached boiling point.

  • by Heather McNeill
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Queensland needs more prisons to improve safety: union
Mark Ryan

Queensland needs more prisons to improve safety: union

A Queensland union says the state government needs to build more prisons to cope with prisoner overcrowding and help struggling regional economies.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Our prisons need women: Government seeks more female corrections officers
Prisons

Our prisons need women: Government seeks more female corrections officers

The state government is ramping up efforts to attract more women to the prison industry, launching a recruitment drive for a women-only training squad.

  • by Matilda Boseley
Youth detainee numbers on the rise in Canberra
Canberra

Youth detainee numbers on the rise in Canberra

Data shows the majority of young people in detention on an average night in Canberra are unsentenced, male and non-Indigenous.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon
Beyond the prison fence, there's just a desire for an ordinary life
Indigenous Justice

Beyond the prison fence, there's just a desire for an ordinary life

A new non-government program is giving Indigenous ex-detainees a fresh start.

  • by Peter Brewer
Wrongful release of prisoners prompt review of WA's courts, prisons
Justice

Wrongful release of prisoners prompt review of WA's courts, prisons

In one case the inmate banged on the door of his ex-partner's house and in the other, the man arrived home in Perth's northern suburbs to three police cars waiting to bring him back into custody.

  • by staff writers