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Listen to So What If … We Didn't Have Prisons?

Robyn Oxley, Debbie Kilroy and Meriki Onus at the Wheeler Centre — Photo: Sophie Quick
Australia’s prison populations are booming and their demographics are heavily skewed – with Indigenous Australians shockingly over-represented. Why do we rely so heavily on prisons in our criminal justice system? And what are the alternatives in terms of prevention, deterrence and rehabilitation?  Presented in partnership with Melbourne Knowledge Week.

The Wheeler Centre podcast showcases the best of our talks – spanning all corners of the world of books, writing and ideas.