Older prisoners in Australia are a growing part of Australia’s prison population. Since 2009, those aged 45 and over increased by 79%. This report explores the social, economic and lifestyle factors that could impact on older people’s health in prison.
The joint submission calls on governments across Australia to take immediate action to reduce the number of people held in places of detention.
Observing the Strong Culture, Strong Families program as an innovative Indigenous justice program and more
The purpose of this paper is to report the observations of the Strong Culture, Strong Families program run for Aboriginal male detainees and their families in the Alexander Maconachie Centre, which is a prison and remand centre in the Australian Capital Territory.
This audit examines if Corrections Victoria and GEO Group have developed best practice prisoner management at Ravenhall to rehabilitate offenders and reduce recidivism. It also assesses if there are effective performance and evaluation frameworks in place to measure these outcomes.
The findings of this report, in combination with an extensive body of literature, illustrate that addressing reoffending and reimprisonment requires a coordinated whole-of-government approach across justice, community and welfare services, housing and health.
Throughcare needs of Indigenous people leaving prison in Western Australia and the Northern Territory
The aim of this research was to identify the needs of Indigenous men and women after release from prison, so that effective community-based throughcare strategies can be developed.
Shooting deaths in police custody (including police and self-inflicted shootings) account for 30 percent of all deaths in police custody. This paper uses National Deaths in Custody Program data and coronial records to examine the circumstances of these deaths between 2006–07 and 2016–17.
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.
This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note identifies the risk factors that make some people transitioning from government services more likely to become homeless than others and effective interventions in reducing these risks.