Posted November 28, 2016 07:44:41
In an Australian first, a private firm will be paid a bonus by the West Australian Government for every woman who does not return to jail two years after leaving.
The company, Sodexo, gets the keys to WA’s newest women’s prison, Melaleuca, today.
Rebecca Hamilton, the director of strategic policy at WA’s Department of Corrective Services, said the move was a response to serious overcrowding.
“We’ve had issues with women sleeping on the floor, but rather than just put more beds in the system we thought this was the opportunity for us to actually go for broke and get something in place based on all of the good research that’s out there about what makes a …