In Depth

Tasmania's recidivism rate growing fastest in the country as housing crisis leaves released prisoners with nowhere to go

Adam Holmes
June 23 2019 - 5:00am
Conditions at Risdon Prison were described as "degrading" with rabbits in "plague proportions" in an independent report last year, but prisoners are still becoming institutionalised.
Conditions at Risdon Prison were described as "degrading" with rabbits in "plague proportions" in an independent report last year, but prisoners are still becoming institutionalised.

Almost half of the prisoners in Tasmania end up back behind bars within two years as justice advocates fear the shortage of public housing is preventing rehabilitation and placing the community at further risk.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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