27. March 2014 11:19
According to Ross Gitting's new artcile, How we can do better on Aboriginal imprisonment
. He threw a few interesting numbers:
- 2.5% of the Australian adult population is Aborigines
- 26% of all adult Australian prisoners is Aborigines
- $275/day to keep an adult in jail
- $800 million a year is paid from taxpayer = Australian adult population * 2.5% * 26% * $275 * 365
Could the government use the money wisely?