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State of Incarceration: Tasmania's Broken Criminal Justice System (April 2021)

In Tasmania, the criminal justice system is broken. This report shows that successive governments have relied too heavily on incarceration as a default response to both disadvantage and offending. This has sent imprisonment rates soaring, while failing to address the underlying drivers of crime and ignoring the evidence which shows diversionary programs and effective community-based interventions deliver better outcomes, in terms of community safety.