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Justice reinvestment saves huge costs of law-and-order auctions

Sarah Hopkins writes in The Conversation (20.10.14) at election time state governments focus on tough law-and-order policies which, when implemented, have the effect of swelling the prison population beyond capacity: ‘Justice reinvestment is not a panacea, but it is a much wiser investment than a new prison every year from a law-and-order auction every election’.

Queensland’s prison population blow-out

Cameron Atfield wrote in the Brisbane Times (2.10.14) about the problem for correctional officers in Queensland as they face prisoner ration blow-out.

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