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1.3 Sisters Inside – Interstate (Australian) Submissions

Sisters Inside – Interstate (Australian) Submissions

Sisters Inside (2010) The Impact of Drug-Related Offending on Female Prison Numbers:  Submission to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry, Sisters Inside, Brisbane (25 pages)

Includes detailed evidence (43 footnotes).  Examines the causes of drug-related criminalisation and recidivism; access to drug-related treatment and programs; and the impact of human rights violations on women’s imprisonment rates.  Proposes strategies in response including reducing the number of women in prison; addressing substance abuse in its social context; and improving drug-related support for women prisoners.