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Victoria’s rate of imprisonment increases, leading the nation backwards

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Victoria is now experiencing a surge in the number of offenders being incarcerated, with the prison population in Victoria expected to exceed 7,000 by June this year.

Crime statistics show that the crime rates in the last decade have decreased, with leading experts saying the number of people imprisoned has more to do with justice policy than it does with crime.

Lindsey Green spoke with Monash University academic Anna Eriksson, Smart Justice spokesperson Michelle McDonnell and Parliamentary Secretary for Justice Ben Carroll about what might be done to improve the situation.

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