The joint submission calls on governments across Australia to take immediate action to reduce the number of people held in places of detention.
The findings in this report emphasise the high cost of current criminal justice system responses to Indigenous and chronic offenders in particular and the need to consider innovative and more cost-effective approaches to reduce offending by individuals in these groups.
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.
This issues paper states that people with disability, including young people and First Nations people, are over-represented across the criminal justice systems in Australia and are at heightened risk of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
This report was originally released in June 2019. The author has released this updated version to correct some errors in the underlying data.
This article assesses the use of solitary confinement in the Victorian prison system today and examines how it is currently justified according to legislation, sentencing practice and departmental prison regulations.
This strategy aims to prioritise the wellbeing of both the people who come into the New Zealand prison system and their whānau (extended family). Through this new approach, and working with Māori and all key stakeholders, the government aims to improve wellbeing outcomes of prisoners...
The purpose of this study was to examine how education operates for young people in Victoria who have been remanded into custody or who have received custodial sentences. The study aimed to identify how improvements could be made to further support education inside custody.
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...