Bureau of statistics says unsentenced prisoners account for 65% of the increase in full-time prisoners

The number of full-time prisoners in Australia has soared by nearly 40% over the past five years, driven by a huge increase in the number of unsentenced inmates.

Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows there were an average of 40,577 people in full-time daily custody in the March quarter, up 6.8% over the last 12 months.

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