Minors Oceania Material conditions Facilities AustraliaYouth detainees have no air conditioning in their cells at Casuarina Prison’s Unit 18. Temperatures have hit upwards of 40 degrees Celsius in parts of Perth this week. There are fresh calls for Unit 18 to be closed immediately, with authorities yet to answer questions about what else is being done…
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Australia: criminalising and prosecuting torture could deter practices such as solitary confinement in detention
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Oceania Discipline Social ties AustraliaTasmania’s Risdon Prison has reportedly been in full or partial lockdown over the past six days, with prisoners allegedly having little or no access to exercise and outdoor activities.The Tasmanian Prison Service confirmed the news on Monday afternoon, adding that the lockdowns had occurred despite…
Minors Oceania Material conditions Torture Violence AustraliaThe troubled Banksia Hill youth detention centre is facing fresh scrutiny amid allegations a girl was sexually harassed by custodial officers. Detainees at Banksia Hill and Casuarina Prison’s Unit 18 youth facility claim they have been subjected to excessive use of force, ongoing lockdowns, forced…
Australia: Queensland judge to receive apology after department refused to detail confinement of boy
Coronavirus Elderly prisoners Oceania Health Alternatives AustraliaICPR and Prison Insider asked several experts worldwide to share their insights in the framework of the project ‘Understanding and reducing the use of imprisonment in 10 countries’. Natasha Ginnivan discusses the ageing prison population in Australia.
Australia: prisoner advocates call for abolition of 'discriminatory' voting restrictions as inmates prepare to cast vote in state election for the first time
Coronavirus Pre-trial detention Oceania Access to legal rights Health Material conditions Overcrowding Rehabilitation AustraliaFor the first time in Queensland’s history, thousands of inmates in correctional centres across the state will be given the right to vote in the upcoming october state election.
Australia: Hepatitis C outbreak ignites debate on needle exchange in Queensland correctional centres
Australia: aboriginal people in prison and out-of-home care suffering under 'punitive' Covid-19 restrictions
Coronavirus Minors Oceania Material conditions Social ties AustraliaReport reveals inmates going without soap and children in out-of-home care system being refused contact with families
Oceania AustraliaA number of people who have committed acts of terrorism were radicalised in prison. Examples include Richard Reid (the 2001 ‘shoe-bomber’), some individuals involved in the 2004 Madrid bombing, and the attackers who committed the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris in 2015. Studies of European and US j…
Women Oceania AustraliaThe number of Indigenous women in custody has been called “one of the most challenging human rights issues facing Australia”. Research out today has shed new light on Indigenous women in the criminal justice system in New South Wales. It found the number of women in NSW jails between March 2013 and…
Women Oceania Violence AustraliaViolence against women is rarely out of the news in Australia. We are now ten years into the National Action Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women (2010-2022), but there is still a long way to go. Our research shows this is particularly true for women who have been to prison. The considerable chall…