Fun with Statistics – Prisons versus Education

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“Fun with Statistics” doesn’t sound like a bright Monday blog post subject, but bear with me a while.


imageThe minimum cell space allocation for each prisoner to avoid torture or degrading treatment,
as recommended by the Council of Europe “European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment” link

imageThe minimum teaching space allocation for each university student within Australia,
according to ESOS Act (The space allocation extends to a lavish 5m2 in a ‘wet laboratory’ or painting studio)

And, if you’re in favour of silly statistical comparisons, then what about:

  • $11,000-$13,000 a year – the average annual spend on a pupil, according to the Gonski Review of School Funding
  • $98,185 a year the average annual spend on a prisoner in 2008, according to the Productivity Commission

Makes you think, doesn’t it?

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