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Accommodating people in cages and shipping containers: the reality of overcrowded prisons

By Anita Mackay

Monash University

Shipping containers used to accommodate imprisoned Victorians Image from  www.theage.com.au/victoria/prisoners-moved-into-shipping-containers-20140106-30d23.html

Shipping containers used to accommodate imprisoned Victorians
Image from www.theage.com.au/victoria/prisoners-moved-into-shipping-containers-20140106-30d23.html

Increasing prison populations are a common trend in Australia and internationally. This post examines the Victorian situation because Victoria has the fastest growing prison population in Australia, and attempts to highlight some of the consequences and costs of this phenomenon. Continue Reading →