VIDEO: Inside Australia’s Toughest Women’s Prison — Have A Look At What Could Soon Be Esther Arunga’s New Home


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In the last decade, the number of Australian women in prison has risen more than 60 percent.

While men make up the majority of the prison population, the number of female inmates has been growing at a much faster rate.

SilverwaterCorrectional Centre, in Sydney’s west, is the state’s biggest processing yard for many women before they are sentenced or transferred to another prison.

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Speaking to both inmates and correctional officers, journalist and host for the SBS program, Jenny Brockie, explores how women handle life in prison — and what they did to get themselves behind bars.

Watch the two part documentary below.

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