Thursday, 17 September 2009

More people in the slammer

Australia’s prison population had a solid rise in the last year. During the June quarter of 2009, the average daily number of full-time prisoners was 28,409 persons — a six per cent increase on the June quarter figure in 2008. Thee Australian Bureau of Statistics reported this morning that the Australian Capital Territory had by far the lowest imprisonment rate and the Northern Territory the highest.

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