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Do women really belong in prison ?
The most common offences for women and girls are, traffic and vehicle offences, justice and government offences, theft and drug offences.
One in three women were homeless or in emergency accomodation before coming to prison.
About 62% of women prisoners report having a history of mental health issues.
The proportion of imprisoned women in Queensland is much higher than the national average.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait women in Queensland prisons are over represented, 40% of women in custody identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
87% of women prisoners have been victims of child sexual abuse, physical violence,or domestic and family violence, 66% are victims of all of these types of violence against women.
Source: QCS Interim Womens Strategy 2023-25
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