Oceania Mental health Material conditions Facilities New ZealandPrisoners seeking mental health support at a prison south of Palmerston North were waiting up to three months to see a clinician, inspectors say.
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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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…
Africa Asia Europe Oceania JusticeIn March 2023, formerly incarcerated people from around the globe met at the Incarceration Nations Network (INN) hub in Cape Town for the first edition of the Global Freedom Fellowship. Khalil Chait, who spent 10 years in prison in the Netherlands, was one of them. Interview.
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…
Oceania Access to legal rights Social ties New ZealandClose to 700 prisoners at one of the country’s biggest jails will soon be able to receive in-person visits for the first time since the pandemic started.
Australia: Queensland judge to receive apology after department refused to detail confinement of boy
Oceania Material conditions Facilities New ZealandPrison labour is being used to build the new parts of Waikeria Prison, the site of a riot 18 months ago.
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Africa Coronavirus Women Asia Europe Minors Middle East Oceania Health Material conditions Overcrowding Death penaltyMore than eleven million people are imprisoned around the world. Of this number, 70% are awaiting trial, a percentage that has been continuously increasing since 2000.
Africa Coronavirus Crises Asia Europe Middle East Oceania OvercrowdingThe world prison population is still increasing. How does the COVID-19 crisis differ from other ongoing or future crises? Are prison environments doomed to be in perpetual crisis?
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.