Tag: Prison

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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

Planning & Design

The Role of the Architect in Reducing Reoffending

  View event agenda herePrisoner reoffending rates in Australia are at a critical level. Nearly half of Australia’s 36,000 inmates will return to jail within two years of release; costing the Government billions. Premier Mike Baird recently turned his attention to the issue, declaring in a recent report his intent to decrease recidivism by five…

21 Jun 2016, by test test

Healthcare

Finding Peace: How the Peace Education Program can Help Inmates Rediscover their Inner Resources

The Peace Education Programme is an innovative educational program that has been delivered in over 120 correctional facilities around the world. The aim of the program is to help participants discover their own inner resources and the possibility of personal peace. As a preview to some of the issues being covered at the 6th Annual…

11 Aug 2015, by test test

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 test test

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 test test

Healthcare

Case Study: Radio as a tool for health promotion

‘It’s not unusual to use radio as a tool for health promotion’ and ‘Radio for prisoners isn't that unusual either “.   So what’s unique about The Jailbreak Radio Project? Jailbreak  is a radio program for prisoners with a strategic health agenda.   Funded by NSW Health the Jailbreak Health Project has developed health promotion for radio…

26 Jul 2013, by test test

Healthcare

Addressing gaps in correctional services in healthcare

The annual Correctional Services in Healthcare conference addresses current gaps, promotes multidisciplinary care and analyses what is needed to improve  the continuum of care into the community. We have made some of the presentations delivered at the 2012 event available for download. "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" - People with an Acquired Brain Injury in…

1 Jul 2013, by test test