Australia’s population of female prisoners have been increasing in the past decade. Recently, The Australian Bureau of Statistics stated that there has been a 6 per cent increase of female imprisonment in the period of June 2022-June 2023. It has been reported that most of the women who are in prisons are there on remand.


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Produced By: Alana Su-Navratil

Featured In Story: Eileen Baldry – UNSW Emeritus Professor specialising in social policy and criminology

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 8 May 2024