Prisons

Report

30 Nov 2017

This report considers the practical implications of implementing the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment ( OPCAT ) in Victoria. It sets out:

• practical changes needed to implement the...

Report

23 Oct 2017

The Mobilong Prison Radio pilot was an action research community project conducted at Mobilong Prison in April 2017, funded by a Department of Correctional Services SA Community Grant.

The project involved a series of radio production workshops with a group of ten...

Report

22 Aug 2017

This is the report of an inspection of Casuarina Prison conducted in late 2016. It concludes that the prison is meeting reasonable expectations in relation to security, and the safety of staff and prisoners. It is, however, over-stretched at almost every point. As a result,...

Report

8 Aug 2017

Incarceration in Australia is growing rapidly. The 2016 adult incarceration rate was 208 per 100,000 adults, up 28 percent from 2006. There are now more than 36,000 prisoners, up 39 percent from a decade ago.

The Institute of Public Affairs Criminal Justice Project has...

Research report

8 May 2017

Aim: To describe a simulation model of the NSW prison system and demonstrate its utility as a tool for examining the effects of changes to the criminal justice system that influence the number of prisoners in custody.

Method: The model consists of...

Policy report

27 Apr 2017

In 2013 Treasury talked of declining expenditure on Criminal Justice in a world where other fiscal costs such as Health and Superannuation spending were expected to increase. In 2016, the New Zealand Government announced the building of an additional prison.

What happened? This report...

Research report

3 Apr 2017

Aim: To report on the age profile of the NSW offender population with particular attention given to older offenders.

Method: This is a descriptive study utilising criminal court data from BOCSAR’s Reoffending Database and inmate census data from Corrective Services NSW....

Research report

23 Mar 2017

Children and young people in Victoria’s youth justice centres are subjected to unacceptable levels of isolation and are routinely “locked down” due to staffing issues, a report by the Commission for Children and Young People tabled in Parliament today reveals.

The report offers an...

Research report

1 Mar 2017

In 2007, the Ombudsmen were designated as one of the National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) under the Crimes of Torture Act (COTA), with responsibility for examining and monitoring the general conditions and treatment of detainees in New Zealand prisons.

This report details observations and findings...

Commentary

Article

13 Feb 2017

Introduction

On 9 February, Attorney-General George Brandis announced the terms of reference for a new Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into Indigenous incarceration in Australia. The inquiry was announced in October 2016, and the final terms of reference have now been released...

Research report

6 Feb 2017

Foreword

The riots at the Parkville Youth Justice Centre in November 2016 and the Government’s subsequent establishment of a youth justice centre within Barwon Prison have prompted reviews, inquiries, and legal proceedings, by numerous agencies. These include the responsible department, the Commission for...

Report

Statistics

30 Jan 2017

This report presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data for New South Wales and comparisons between the current and previous quarter for age, gender, indigenous status, most serious offence and the average length of stay.

Separate figures are presented for juveniles...

Research report

20 Dec 2016

Introduction

Prison authorities in Indonesia have had a few small successes in managing extremist prisoners, but overall, structural problems of the prison system and inadequate staff continue to defeat efforts at deradicalisation, disengagement and rehabilitation. Despite much donor funding aimed at improving prison...

Audio program

10 Dec 2016

A prison on the mid-north coast of NSW (Kempsey) has for the first time brought in external designers to create spaces for intensive learning within its walls.

The project is being run by the Designing Out Crime Research Centre but how much impact can...

Research report

9 Dec 2016

People with intellectual disability face a range of challenges on their release from prison due both to their own needs and the complexity of the service delivery system, which can make effective service delivery difficult. This difficulty is exacerbated by the sometimes combative nature of...

Research report

7 Dec 2016

This report seeks to provide a 10-year update of what it could mean for New Zealand’s criminal justice system to look Beyond the Prison Gate . It is released on the cusp of 2017, a year of particular significance because it marks the deadline for...

Research report

27 Oct 2016

Contents: This report presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data and comparisons between the current and previous quarter for age, gender, indigenous status, most serious offence and the average length of stay.

Separate figures are presented for juveniles and adults....

Statistics

21 Oct 2016

Prison Performance Tables provide a quarterly grading of the performance of all prisons within the Corrections network in New Zealand. A number of factors are used in this analysis, and results are weighted to account for the particular composition of prisoners and facilities at each...

Statistics

21 Oct 2016

Prison Performance Tables provide a quarterly grading of the performance of all prisons within the Corrections network in New Zealand. A number of factors are used in this analysis, and results are weighted to account for the particular composition of prisoners and facilities at each...

Research report

26 Sep 2016

Aim: To examine the effect of the Bail Act 2013 (NSW) and subsequent ‘show-cause’ amendments on trends in the number and proportion of defendants being refused bail.

Method: Descriptive analysis of the number of defendants, proportion of all defendants and proportion of...