Victoria female prison rates soar – but are women in jail for crimes they didn't do?

By Gina McColl
Updated June 1 2015 - 11:08am, first published 10:37am
A tough new law is being blamed for the massive increase in female prisoners. Photo: Jessica Shapiro
A tough new law is being blamed for the massive increase in female prisoners. Photo: Jessica Shapiro
Juli and Prue, mentee and mentor in the Women And Mentoring program. Photo: Penny Stephens
Juli and Prue, mentee and mentor in the Women And Mentoring program. Photo: Penny Stephens

A dramatic increase in female prisoners in Victoria has been blamed on a tough new law and order regime aimed at violent men.

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