Working to support children and families of prisoners

Dr Sandy Sacre1,Ms Mel Conway1, 1Queensland Corrective Services, Brisbane, Australia From January 2012 until mid-August, 2018, Brisbane Women’s Correction Centre (BWCC) accommodated significantly more prisoners than its single cell capacity. While overcrowding in Queensland’s male and female secure correctional facilities...
  • September 26, 2018
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Ms Rosalie Martin1, Mr Ian Thomas2 1Chatter Matters Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, 2Tasmania Prison Service Excellent collaboration supports the well-being and development of the collaborating parties whilst simultaneously progressing mutual goals. Relational trust between collaborating organisations and their representatives is essential....
  • August 22, 2018
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Ms Tess Bartlett1 1Monash University, Caulfield, Australia Previous work on prison masculinities have tended to focus on the ‘hyper-masculine’ prison environment and a prisoner’s ability to negotiate his place within the prison hierarchy. Yet masculinity is constructed in different ways,...
  • August 22, 2018
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Dr Catherine Flynn1, Ms Tess Bartlett1 1Monash University Department Of Social Work, Caulfield East, Australia In 2017, Corrections Victoria reported the daily cost of keeping a person imprisoned was $304.12. This individual approach to ‘cost’ ignores that around 50% of...
  • August 22, 2018
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Natalia Hanley1 Elena Marchetti2 1University Of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, 2Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia Dreaming Inside is a creative writing program delivered by the South Coast Writers Centre offered to Aboriginal men located in one New South Wales prison. A selection of the...
  • July 26, 2018
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