Tag: gaol

Healthcare

Solving the Mental Health Crisis in Australian Correctional Facilities

The 6th annual Correctional Services Healthcare Summit will be held on the 24th – 25th of August at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel in Melbourne and will deal with a large range of issues surrounding healthcare in a correctional setting, including prisoner mental health, rehabilitation and models of care. Jim Coombs is a retired magistrate, former barrister and economist,…

21 Jul 2015, by Informa Australia

Healthcare

Prison Riot Triggers Debate on Smoking Bans in Prisons

Tuesday’s riot at Melbourne’s Ravenhall remand centre has triggered debate about the smoking ban that has been implemented in Victorian Prisons. The riot, allegedly over the ban on cigarettes and tobacco that was implemented on Wednesday, lasted for 15 hours and resulted in heavily-armed police storming the maximum security prison in order to quell the rioters.…

6 Jul 2015, by Informa Australia