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Debbie Kilroy

Imprisonment – A default response to women’s poverty and disadvantage

Women continue to be imprisoned at an alarming rate.  Over the past 10 years, the number of women prisoners in Australia has increased by 48% (compared with a 29% increase amongst men)[1].  Increases occurred in all states and territories except the ACT: of particular concern was a massive 300% rise in the number of women […]

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Sisters Inside – Debbie Kilroy on women in prison

Indigenous women are currently the most over-represented population in both Queensland and Australian prisons.  In 2010 approximately 30% of all incarcerated women in Australia were Indigenous, while 24% of all incarcerated men were Indigenous (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2010a).  Based on this data, a conservative estimate indicates that Indigenous women are 16 times more likely […]

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