The awful figures of imprisoned children in the country is galling. One report has a plan to fix that, however, not everyone is on board.
While the numbers of women behind bars in Australia are swelling, relatively few know what they face. So, pen in hand, I ventured to meet them.
Very quietly, the NSW parliament passed a bill that grants them the power to indefinitely extend the sentences of those they believe a risk of future criminal behaviour.
Despite the lowering crime figures, our prison population is booming, which means big business for some.
An interview with former NSW judge, John Nicholson SC, the passionate advocate for change who still practises as a barrister after leaving the bench.