Prisoners

Report

07 Sep 2017

This enquiry confirms that access to rehabilitation services remains the dominant concern for prisoners and former prisoners struggling with addiction. They are highly vulnerable to relapse and more likely to reoffend if they are unable to access timely, consistent and targeted support services...

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Report

07 Sep 2017

The incident at Parkville youth justice precinct on 31 October 2015 had two primary causes and one aggravating factor.

Given that incidents involving client behaviour must be expected in any youth justice centre, the most significant issue in this assessment is the failure of...

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Report

07 Sep 2017

The two incidents at Parkville youth justice centre on 6 and 7 March 2016 occurred with the same starting point.

Detainees escaped whilst being escorted by staff with the precinct, climbed on to buildings and armed themselves with various implements.

This report contains 19...

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Discussion paper

07 Aug 2017

The Prison to Work - Employment Service Offer is a new program announced in the 2017‑18 Federal Budget, as part of the Closing the Gap - Employment Services package, to support progress on achieving parity in employment outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

The...

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Statistics

31 Jul 2017

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....

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Discussion paper

19 Jul 2017

The Terms of Reference for this inquiry ask the ALRC to consider laws and legal frameworks that contribute to the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and inform decisions to hold or keep...

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Research report

12 Jul 2017

This research paper looks at the differences between Tasmanian indefinite detention provisions, and those of other Australian jurisdictions. The study considers issues associated with making a dangerous criminal declaration, including the test and standard of proof, and whether separate...

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Audio program

13 Jun 2017

While women still only make up a small percentage of the overall prison population, their rate of imprisonment is rocketing.

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016) showed a 42% increase of imprisonment rates over the last ten years for women, compared to a 24% increase for men...

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Report

26 May 2017

In the twenty-six years since the report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was tabled in the Parliament of Australia, the proportion of the prison population that is Indigenous has doubled.

Indigenous Australians are dramatically over-represented in the criminal...

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Research report

08 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 four...

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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 unheard...

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Journal article

14 Mar 2017

Incarceration rates are increasing almost everywhere and, while women and girls make up only a small percentage of the overall prison population, there has been a significant increase in their representation – especially over the past 20 years (Carlton and Segrave, 2013). Despite the fact that...

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Research report

01 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...

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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...

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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 design have on crime?

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Research report

09 Dec 2016

This study examined recidivism in an Australian correctional population. Three different groups of offenders were identified from their recidivism profiles: low-risk or slow recidivists, moderate-risk or delayed recidivists, and high-risk or rapid recidivists. Slow recidivists were more likely...

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Research report

09 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...

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Research report

07 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 the Government’s Better Public Services...

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Research report

05 Dec 2016

The number of prisoner-on prisoner homicides has dropped considerably since 1998 and remained consistently low over the last decade. Although not common, prisoner-on prisoner homicides generally receive considerable public attention.

This paper builds on previous AIC research, analysing...

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Research report

05 Dec 2016

How best to respond to and manage intoxicated offenders is a concern shared by policing agencies across Australia. Intoxicated offenders present additional behavioural and health risks during their interaction with police. These risks may result in harm to the officers, the offender or the...

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