Harm reduction programs in prisons will be key to achieving public health goals, says UNSW and sector experts.
People with disability in prison may need help with personal hygiene, reading, filling in forms, understanding rules, participating in criminal justice proceedings, or making complaints.
Releasing prisoners will protect community, says a UNSW Professor of Criminology.
Design that properly considers human behaviour needs to take priority if a planned replacement for the Don Dale Yout Detention Centre is built, writes Jan Golembiewski.
We must do more to find alternatives to the increasing use of imprisonment to address women's health and social problems, write Paul Simpson and Tony Butler.
Prison bans will not reduce smoking rates unless more support is given to prisoners to help them kick the habit once and for all, according to UNSW researchers.
We all know what goes on in prison. Or do we? A study examining sexual behaviour and sexual culture in jails in NSW and Queensland suggests that popular beliefs about prison sex are largely myths.
With Indigenous women making up almost a third of female inmates in NSW, UNSW researchers are working to break the cycle of social disadvantage which leads to ongoing high rates of incarceration.