Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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Prisons cost us four times national average

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

The NT's imprisonment rate is five times the national average. The NT spends $553 per head of the NT population per year on our prison system, compared to the national average of $139 per head, writes Priscilla Collins of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency.

Police arrest alleged firebugs

Police say a 32-year-old man
will face court after allegedly deliberately lighting fires at the base
of Anzac Hill overnight.

The man was arrested after a member of the public alerted police to
his actions just after 6pm on Wednesday. He allegedly lit several fires
near Schwarz Crescent and the Alice Springs Youth Hub which
required two fire units to extinguish.

The man was arrested a short time later and he has been charged with
setting fire to land or property and causing a bushfire. The latter
charge attracts a maximum penalty of 15 years jail under the Criminal
Code.

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