Prisoners

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1077103

Research report

7 May 2018

Amnesty International has examined the Egyptian authorities’ use of solitary confinement as a tool to inflict additional punishment against prisoners with a political profile. It has found that solitary confinement for such prisoners invariably amounts to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, and sometimes...

Research report

3 May 2018

This report presents the findings of a review of the literature on housing support for people returning to the community following a period of imprisonment. The review was commissioned by Corrections Victoria in mid-2015, to inform future practice and policy development in the area of...

Commentary

29 Apr 2018

Burgeoning numbers of untried prisoners are fuelling an unsustainable rise in Australia’s prison population. Only a shift in resources will bring the figure down, writes Rick Sarre.

Report

29 Mar 2018

This paper explores the drivers of the continued growth of the New Zealand prison population, including consideration of crime rates, remand, sentencing and parole practices.

Report

28 Mar 2018

This report contains thirty-five recommendations designed to reduce the disproportionate rate of incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and improve community safety.

Research report

21 Mar 2018

Explores a variety of explanations that can potentially account for the 50% increase in the adult female prison population in NSW since 2011.

Research report

6 Feb 2018

Based on research between September 2016 and January 2018, Human Rights Watch finds that Australia is restricting and violating the rights of prisoners with disabilities.

Dataset

31 Dec 2017

This is a dataset of serious assaults by prisoners in New Zealand between 2005 and 2016.

Report

7 Dec 2017

This report calls on the Victorian government to bring the degrading practice of routine strip searches in women’s prisons to an end, arguing that there are modern and less intrusive alternatives available that can be implemented without compromisingprison safety.

Report

30 Nov 2017

This investigation mapped places of detention in Victoria, how they are monitored, and what needs to change to implement OPCAT.

Report

22 Nov 2017

This report analyses the major corruption issues associated with the corrections sector, drawing on research and case studies in Victoria, and from across Australia and internationally.

Research report

30 Oct 2017

Presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data for prisons in New South Wales.

Report

23 Oct 2017

The Mobilong prison radio pilot was an action research community project that involved a series of radio production workshops with a group of prisoners, and culminated in a CD to be used to assist new prisoners through their induction at the prison.

Report

23 Oct 2017

This study sought to examine the prevalence of cognitive impairment in a representative sample of Indigenous offenders from Victorian prisons.

Report

7 Sep 2017

This report confirms that access to rehabilitation services remains the dominant concern for prisoners and former prisoners struggling with addiction.

Report

7 Sep 2017

This report was prepared at the request of the Victorian government, following a major incident at the Parkville youth justice centre on 31 October 2015.

Report

7 Sep 2017

This report was prepared at the request of the Victorian government, following a major incident at the Parkville youth justice centre on 6 and 7 March 2016.

Discussion paper

7 Aug 2017

This consultation paper outlines initiatives to assist Indigenous prisoners to access the support they need on their release.

Statistics

31 Jul 2017

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.

Discussion paper

19 Jul 2017

The ALRC has been asked 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody.