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The issue of custodial remand in Australia remains acute. More than a fifth of Australian prisoners are unsentenced ('remandees') at any one time. Depending on the jurisdiction, remandee numbers have increased by between 50% and 270% since 1995. However, Australian States and Territories remand people...
At any time, around 15 per cent of Australia’s 20,000 prisoners are on remand, that is, they are in custody but have not been sentenced. They are held in custody to ensure they will appear in court to answer charges, or to protect the community,...
Between 1984 and 2004 the proportion of remanded prisoners rose from 12 to 20 percent of the total prisoner population, and the rate of prisoners remanded into custody tripled. In an attempt to identify the factors associated with high and low remand rates the researchers...