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Monday, 12 March 2018

Female prisoners on rise due to national crackdown on fraud crimes

Female prisoners on rise due to national crackdown on fraud crimes
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, who make up two per cent of Australia's female adult population but 34 per cent of the female adult prison population, are disproportionately affected by serving sentences for low-level offending, such as failing to pay a fine. However, experts warn overusing ...