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How reducing women’s imprisonment can further fiscal recovery

Women’s incarceration rates have skyrocketed across Australia at great cost to disadvantaged Australians and the economy more broadly. As we move towards economic recovery, we must remember those for whom the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been especially acute.

This includes people whose experiences of trauma and disadvantage have pushed them into contact with the law – people who have been characterised as ‘offenders’ when in fact they needed safety and support.

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Elena Campbell, Published on CEDA, 1 Feb 2021