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Monday Briefs 19 August


Reducing the incarceration rate

For some time now, the Law Society has raised concerns about the high rates of prisoners in NSW prisons and the impact this has on the courts and justice system as a whole. NSW’s adult prison population has significantly increased in recent years (13,613 for the week ending 4 August 2019) which has led to a major expansion of NSW Corrective Services’ prison infrastructure. Victoria, South Australia, the ACT and Tasmania all have lower incarceration rates than NSW. And, like the rest of the nation, NSW has shameful rates of Indigenous incarceration