Prison administration

NARROWER TERMS:
Submission

Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture

The joint submission calls on governments across Australia to take immediate action to reduce the number of people held in places of detention.
Report

The costs of Indigenous and non-Indigenous offender trajectories

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.
Report

Ravenhall prison: rehabilitating and reintegrating prisoners

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.
Discussion paper

The criminal justice system: issues paper

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.
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.
Conference paper

Solitary confinement in Australian prisons: from ‘repentance’ to ‘oppression’.

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.
Strategy

Hōkai Rangi: Ara Poutama Aotearoa strategy 2019–2024

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...
Report

Improving educational connection for young people in custody: final report

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.
Report

They’re Our Whānau

This research reports on Māori perspectives of New Zealand's justice system.
Commentary

Giving prisoners a sporting chance

Prison sport and physical activity programs can play a key role in supporting prisoners to rehabilitate.