From an episode of Breakfasters
Breakfasters: Why We’re Incarcerating Aussie Women at Double the Rate of Men
The Australian Human Rights Law Centre’s Shahleena Musk joins Summer Breakfasters Dylan Bird and Sarah Hawksworth to discuss the troubling upward trajectory of women’s incarceration in Australia. From the hardening of existing by-laws to the expansion of new ‘tough on crime’ legislation, women are being imprisoned at a rate nearly double to men. Shahleena posits why this is, and how we as a society can identify who’s at risk.