Ann Arnold Interview

9 Mar, 2016 by

Ann Arnold Interview

Why is Australia incarcerating more people now than ever before? Violent crime rates have been almost universally trending down for the last few decades, so why has the percentage of people in gaol almost doubled since the 1980s?

If the goal is rehabilitation, and the safety of society, are our prisons actually doing the job? And why is funding for cheap, seemingly effective, programs like Sisters Inside removed or at risk.

Ann Arnold is a Reporter for Background Briefing, and her article in the latest Griffith Review is The Failure of Law and Order.

Ann spoke to Sky Kirkham about the politics of incarceration, and some of the positive alternatives. Originally broadcast 03/03/16. Griffith Review 51: Fixing the System isĀ available via the Griffith Review.

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