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Proposed changes to Victoria's drug laws and policies have potential but fall short in some key areas.

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Homeless people are over-represented in Australia’s prisons, and previously incarcerated people are over-represented among the homeless, writes Sophie Russell.

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Design that properly considers human behaviour needs to take priority if a planned replacement for the Don Dale Yout Detention Centre is built, writes Jan Golembiewski.

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The ACT's Extended Throughcare Pilot Program is helping reduce recidivism rates and crime in the community, a UNSW evaluation has found.

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Worldwide, around 30 million people enter and leave prison each year. Of these people, around 4.5 million have hepatitis C, almost 1 million have HIV and 1.5 million have hepatitis B infections.

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Australia imprisons thousands of Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities each year – and a widespread lack of understanding and action underpins this shameful breach of human rights, write Eileen Baldry, Elizabeth McEntyre and Ruth McCausland.

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Prisoner numbers in NSW have little connection with crime rates, which in most categories are falling, writes David Brown. 

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There is an old truism about prisons: if you build them, you will fill them. But there are better ways to invest in a better, safer society, write Sarah Hopkins and Gino Vumbaca.

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UNSW will lead a world-first study to evaluate the effectiveness of a one tablet per day hepatitis C treatment as a means of preventing the spread of the virus in prisons. 

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Australia can learn lessons from America's decade-long experience of justice reinvestment when considering how to reduce the prison population, write Melanie Schwartz and Chris Cunneen.

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