David Biles in the Canberra Times

Originally published in the Canberra Times in 2013

Parole boards product of a system under pressure

Parole boards must be given enough resources and well-trained staff to work efficiently and effectively (originally published in the Canberra Times, November 25, 2013).

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Why are so many behind bars?

Commentary on the quarterly statistical report on Australian corrective services released by the Bureau of Statistics in September 2013 (originally published in the Canberra Times, November 7, 2013)

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Why is ACT the poorer cousin of the NT?

A report on a visit to the Northern Territory Parliament House and the Supreme Court in Darwin, both of which make the equivalent Australian Capital Territory facilities look like poor relations (originally published in the Canberra Times, July 1, 2013)

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Justice means another judge

A fifth judge in the ACT Supreme Court is essential to reverse trend of ever-increasing remand numbers (originally published in the Canberra Times, June 3, 2013).

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Scales of justice off balance

The jail in the Australian Capital Territory is full, the Supreme Court undermanned, and government response lacklustre, to say the least (originally published in the Canberra Times, May 17, 2013).

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India's prison system can teach us through its mistakes

Low imprisonment rates, overcrowding highlight the beginnings of a serious problem (originally published in the Canberra Times, May 2, 2013).

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No justice for forgotten thousands in custody

The Australian Capital Territory is the nation's worst jurisdiction for remandees (originally published in the Canberra Times, April 8, 2013).

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Aborigines in custody solution needs a correctional facility

There are no quick-fix solutions to indigenous over-representation in our prisons (originally published in the Canberra Times, February 28, 2013).

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No escaping problems at jail

Despite unjustified criticism, there are problems at Canberra's jail that require independent investigation (originally published in the Canberra Times, February 8, 2013).

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