Prisons

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Imprisonment
Incarceration
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Report

Implementing OPCAT in Australia 2020

The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) aims to improve how people’s human rights are protected when they are detained. The Australian Human Rights Commission believes that there needs to be greater momentum in...
Report

Profile of women in prison in NSW

The Keeping Women out of Prison (KWOOP) Coalition commissioned this baseline study to address this gap in the availability of consolidated evidence on the status of women in prison in NSW and the services available to them.
Briefing paper

Briefing to the United Nations Subcommittee on the Prevention against Torture - February 2020

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) presented this report to the United Nations Subcommittee Prevention of Torture informed by experience and knowledge of the treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in places of detention around Australia.
Guide

Design guide for small-scale local facilities

This design guide outlines a scheme for a new architectural model for youth justice facilities in Victoria. It aims to make good design principles concrete, so that the designs of future facilities might have the benefit of a best-practice evidence base.
Report

What were they thinking? A discussion paper on brain and behaviour in relation to the justice system in New Zealand

This discussion paper presents strong evidence of the over-representation of people in the criminal justice system who have had brain injuries, shedding new light on the impact of such injuries and developmental differences on both victims and offenders.
Report

Skewed priorities – comparing the growth of prison spending with police spending

This report was originally released in June 2019. The author has released this updated version to correct some errors in the underlying data.
Report

He Aha i Pērā Ai? The Māori prisoners’ voting rights report

This report addresses three claims that seek repeal of section 80(1)(d) of the Electoral Act 1993. It looks at the level of advice provided to Parliament and the Law and Order Select Committee and the consequent ongoing effects of the legislation on Māori, including the...
Report

Skewed priorities: comparing the growth of prison spending with police spending

Australia has seen rapid, unsustainable growth in its incarceration rate. Over the past ten years, the proportion of Australian residents who are incarcerated has risen by 30 percent. The purpose of this paper is to show what this increase means in real terms. Every extra...
Report

Managing growth in the NSW prison population

This audit assessed how efficiently and effectively the NSW Department of Justice is responding to growth in the NSW prison population. This report does not analyse the sources of demand or recommended ways that custody may be avoided. These are largely government policy issues.
Briefing paper

Key issues for the 57th Parliament

This paper provides Members of the 57th Parliament of New South Wales with an authoritative overview of 45 key issues affecting the state in 2019. It presents the latest evidence on key areas for the NSW community such as health, education, crime and justice, housing...