Prisons

Report

24 Jan 2019

This chapter reports on prison custody and a range of community corrections orders and programs for adult offenders which are delivered separately by the eight states and territories.

Briefing paper

7 Sep 2018

This paper collates recent statistical information on crime rates, victims, offenders, policing, juvenile justice, criminal courts and corrections in New South Wales. It is designed to provide an evidence base to inform public discussion and policy development.

Report

5 Jun 2018

In this short report, the Health Performance Council has taken a brief look at some of the systemic issues affecting the health of people in prisons in South Australia and how this might be affecting their health outcomes compared to the rest of the population....

Report

27 Apr 2018

This report presents data on the number of deaths in custody that occurred during 2013–14 and 2014–15, and trend data on deaths in prison custody (from 1979–80) and police custody and custody-related operations (from 1989–90).

Report

24 Apr 2018

The purpose of this research was to calculate the total net cost of pathways through imprisonment and community corrections in Victoria, taking into account a range of direct and indirect costs and savings associated with a matched cohort of prisoners and offenders.

Report

29 Mar 2018

This paper explores the drivers of the continued growth of the New Zealand prison population, including consideration of crime rates, remand, sentencing and parole practices.

Report

29 Mar 2018

This audit examined whether two of Victoria’s private prisons, Port Phillip Prison and Fulham Correctional Centre, are safe and cost effective.

Report

27 Mar 2018

This report argues that access to digital technology for legal purposes has not kept up with changes in the community and the courts. The gap is widening, and this has the potential to cause unnecessary pressure in the justice system.

Policy report

25 Jan 2018

The focus of performance reporting in this chapter is on police services, covering the operations of the police agencies of each State and Territory government, including the ACT community policing function performed by the Australian Federal Police.

Report

25 Jan 2018

This chapter reports on prison custody and a range of community corrections orders and programs for adult offenders which are delivered separately by the eight states and territories.

Report

30 Nov 2017

This investigation mapped places of detention in Victoria, how they are monitored, and what needs to change to implement OPCAT.

Report

23 Oct 2017

The Mobilong prison radio pilot was an action research community project that involved a series of radio production workshops with a group of prisoners, and culminated in a CD to be used to assist new prisoners through their induction at the prison.

Report

22 Aug 2017

This report has been prepared following an inspection of Casuarina Prison, conducted in late 2016. It concludes that the prison is meeting reasonable expectations in relation to security and the safety of staff and prisoners. However, it is over-stretched at almost every point.

Report

8 Aug 2017

This paper provides an international comparison of the costs, scope, and effectiveness of criminal justice in Australia.

Report

8 May 2017

Aim: To describe a simulation model of the NSW prison system and demonstrate its utility as a tool for examining the effects of changes to the criminal justice system that influence the number of prisoners in custody.

Method: The model consists of...

Policy report

27 Apr 2017

Examines the reasons for the increase in the prison population in New Zealand since 2013 and recommends alternatives.

Report

3 Apr 2017

Aim: To report on the age profile of the NSW offender population with particular attention given to older offenders.

Method: This is a descriptive study utilising criminal court data from BOCSAR’s Reoffending Database and inmate census data from Corrective Services NSW....

Report

23 Mar 2017

Children and young people in Victoria’s youth justice centres are subjected to unacceptable levels of isolation and are routinely “locked down” due to staffing issues, a report by the Commission for Children and Young People tabled in Parliament today reveals.

The report offers an...

Report

1 Mar 2017

In 2007, the Ombudsmen were designated as one of the National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) under the Crimes of Torture Act (COTA), with responsibility for examining and monitoring the general conditions and treatment of detainees in New Zealand prisons.

This report details observations and findings...

Commentary

Article

13 Feb 2017

Introduction

On 9 February, Attorney-General George Brandis announced the terms of reference for a new Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into Indigenous incarceration in Australia. The inquiry was announced in October 2016, and the final terms of reference have now been released...

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