These earlier news articles track the slow and steady rise in rates of imprisonment for women, as well as illustrating many of the circumstances that drive the criminalisation of women: ‘Pressure on womens jails’, The Age, 20 March 2011 ‘The women inside’, The Age, 22 June 2010

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See a summary of research and developments around women and prisons in Victoria between 1970 and 2010, via the Australian Prisons Project, UNSW. ‘Addressing women’s victimisation histories in custodial settings’, Australian Institute of Family Studies, December 2012. ‘Responding to the children of women in prison: Making the invisible visible’, Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2011. […]Continue reading

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It is clear that Victoria needs an approach that can help people stay out of prison. When any person goes the jail the consequences reverberate through communities but the knock-on impacts can be particularly serious for women who are often carers and parents. ‘Australia’s prison system overcrowded to bursting point with more than 33,000 people […]Continue reading

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