Incarcerated Aboriginal women’s experiences of accessing healthcare and the limitations of the ‘equal treatment’ principle
This article reports the findings of the largest qualitative study with incarcerated Aboriginal women in New South Wales, and their experience with access to healthcare.
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.
This research explored the lives of 12 Aboriginal women who were clients of the Kunga Stopping Violence Program (KSVP), and were incarcerated for alleged violent offences in Central Australia. Analysis of their life stories demonstrates the critical need for services that can effectively respond to...
This project was part of the South Australian Department for Correctional Services’ (DCS) exploration of policy options for transforming its current prisoner art activities and a selection of existing prison industry activity into a comprehensive creative industries program for prisoners.
This paper attempts to explore why there has been a continual rise in Indigenous female incarceration rates in the Northern Territory since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) in 1991.
No bail, more jail? Breaking the nexus between community protection and escalating pre-trial detention
This report investigates the reasons behind the increase in the number of people being denied bail and detained in prison in Victoria. Through a comparison of bail laws and their associated parliamentary debates in Victoria in 1977 and 2017–18, it analyses how risk has been...
This article argues that the adoption of social and emotional wellbeing as an explanatory framework for culturally secure healthcare in prison is essential to improving health outcomes of Aboriginal mothers in prison in Australia.
The Returning Home Back to Community from Custodial Care (RHCCC) pilot project was designed to build an improved understanding of the most appropriate model of care that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women can expect from community-based service providers who are focused on improving their...
Healthy communities better for everyone: The Salvation Army Victoria State Budget Submission 2017-18
At the root of the tens of thousands of stories that lead people to the door of the Salvos every year is the need for a stable home. This simple goal is foundational for family and community life. This submission explores how to make it...