Done by Law program on the spike in rates of imprisonment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria with special guest, Ruth Barson from the Human Rights Law Centre, 3CR Community Radio.
See a summary of research and developments around women and prisons in Victoria between 1970 and 2010, via the Australian Prisons Project, UNSW.
‘Addressing women’s victimisation histories in custodial settings’, Australian Institute of Family Studies, December 2012.
‘Responding to the children of women in prison: Making the invisible visible’, Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2011.
It is clear that Victoria needs an approach that can help people stay out of prison. When any person goes the jail the consequences reverberate through communities but the knock-on impacts can be particularly serious for women who are often carers and parents.
‘Australia’s prison system overcrowded to bursting point with more than 33,000 people in jail’ ABC News, 3 July 2014