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THUMBS DOWN to Queensland for imprisoning more children than any other Australian State or Territory. The alarming rate at which Queensland children are held being held in custody was revealed in the State of Incarceration: Insights into Imprisonment in Queensland report released by the Justice Reform Initiative earlier this week. As detailed within the report, the number of incarcerated Queensland has grown by almost 30% over the past seven years and 90% of these children are in detention awaiting a court appearance. It seems that the wheels of justice turn very slowly for Queensland children! On average, 266 Queensland children are being held in detention each day at a cost of $688, 127 per child per year. This damning report has been released in the midst of a flurry of media reports about youth justice. Click here to read PeakCare’s In Our Opinion blog, ‘Youth Justice at a crossroad’.

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