Australia could see its prison population rise to six figures if more is not done to stop the revolving door of re-offending, according to the convenor of a prisoner reintegration conference being held by Deakin University in Darwin this week. … Continue reading →
In a plan to reduce reoffending rates, people in prison in South Australia are being taught literacy, numeracy and basic computer skills through specialised cloud software. Story here.
With a focus on how organisations can contribute to improving Australian communities, this second report from the Council looks at where we have improved, where we still need to work harder, what we need to focus on if we are to build the … Continue reading →
This lecture was presented by Dr Baz Dreisinger, Professor of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice in April at the University of Melbourne. The lecture was followed by an expert panel discussion with Associate Professor Thalia Anthony, University … Continue reading →
‘No More Hiding in Silence’ was adapted from a play performed by women in prison in Melbourne. The Theatre company made this powerful short film to bring the voices and experiences of the women they work with to a much wider … Continue reading →
This op ed cites the following benefits that sport can play in prison: improved physical and mental health outcomes, supporting people with adjusting and coping with life in prison, reducing violence and conflict, and ultimately, supporting the reintegration of people … Continue reading →
This recent study, using publicly available data, concludes that temporary lower costs occurred with privatisation but they have not been sustained. It also found that performance improvements are mixed, and enhanced accountability contested. It concludes a more definitive assessment will … Continue reading →
From NSW- 10m spend on a Justice Advocacy Service for people with an intellectual disability who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
An article examing the scope for the inclusion of rehabilitation in prison monitoring under OPCAT.
Call for funding extended settlement support post prison discussed in this Conversation article.