Auditor-General Peter Achterstraat today released his report on home detention in NSW. He found that home detention is "tough on offenders [and] cheaper than fulltime prison".
Paradoxically, though, the inquiry found that very few offenders in New South Wales receive such a sentence. In fact, the daily average number of people on home detention was 175, which represents a decline of 25 per cent since 2002-03.
8 September 2010