A front page article in The Age which named Morwell as one of six suburbs or towns supplying half of the state’s prisoners has been corrected.
While detailing a Victorian Ombudsman’s report on the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners in the state, the article stated that half of the state’s more than 6000 prisoners were from six suburbs or towns, including Morwell.
In fact, half of the prison population comes from six per cent of Victorian postcodes.
It is not clear what percentage of prisoners come from Morwell or the Latrobe Valley as Corrections Victoria does not release these figures to the public.
The article was published in last Friday’s Age, however was later corrected on its website, with the newspaper attributing the mistake to the Ombudsman’s office.