Tag: prison planning

Infrastructure

Planning & Design

Social Policy

Preventing cruelty in Prisons – how to meet your OPCAT obligations

In December 2017, Australia ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) – a protocol to prevent torture and other forms of mistreatment in prisons. As part of the initiative, institutions will be required to undergo a series of thorough inspections; and will face greater accountability for the mismanagement of antisocial behavior. In…

15 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Addressing the cultural needs of the Aboriginal prison population

Indigenous Australians make up more than a quarter of Australia’s prisoner population while constituting only 2.5 per cent of the Australian population (according to the 2013 Australian Institute of Criminology 'deaths in custody' monitoring report). Accordingly, addressing Indigenous over-representation in custody requires innovative thinking and cultural sensitivity, with  design being one approach that could help mediate…

16 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security

Planning & Design

Important prison planning issues to be discussed

We have the opportunity to speak to Mark Walters, Director - Southern Queensland Correctional Centre of Serco Asia Pacific prior to his presentation at the Prison Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance Conference on the 29-30th November 2012 in Melbourne. What do you think is the most important issue/topic that should be discussed? I might be…

30 Oct 2012, by Informa Insights