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So What If … We Didn't Have Prisons?

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Photograph of Robyn Oxley, Debbie Kilroy and Meriki Onus

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? 

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