Indigenous imprisonment

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We wanted to quantify what social factors increase a person’s chance of ending up in prison, and to use that to improve policy and reduce the harms and costs of incarceration.

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Changing public opinion away from imprisonment and towards its alternatives requires informed and considered debate, write Paul Simpson and Tony Butler.

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Aboriginal Australians are nearly 18 times more likely to end up in prison than other Australians, new research by Adjunct Professor Don Weatherburn has found.