Calls for law and order rethink as the number of women in jail soars
“Prison didn’t help me. Prison further damaged me.”
A leading justice reform group is calling for a rethink on law and order, saying the actions of violent men have led to legislative changes that are contributing to women being locked up at an alarming rate.
The ‘Leaving Custody behind‘ report from RMIT University’s Centre for Innovative Justice, released on Thursday, says government policies aimed at improving the response for women in the justice system are undermined by wider reforms following significant public episodes of violence.
Tammy Mills, July 14 2021, The Age