Calls for Increase in ACT Government Funding for Drug and Alcohol Conviction List as Prison Costs in Territory Remain Highest in Country | The Canberra Times

The community would be worse off if one of the ACT’s therapeutic courts doesn’t get an “immediate injection” of funds to close the gap and re-prioritise rehabilitation because it costs more to have an offender in prison , a former president of the ACT Bar Association says as the cost of inmates in the area remains the highest in the country.

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