Incarceration disproportionately affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from low socioeconomic backgrounds. People with a history of incarceration experience stigma and discrimination in employment, housing, and community life post-incarceration.

  • Reason acknowledges the intersections between trauma and poverty, racism, exclusion, disability, and criminal behaviours.
  • Reason calls for the cost of incarceration and crime to be reinvested into community-controlled programs aimed at addressing the risk factors and increasing protective factors associated with criminal behaviours.