Exploring the lived experiences of male prisoners on remand in Queensland, Australia
Miss Chantelle Chatham1
1Central Queensland University, Emerald, 4720
Offender reintegration is quickly becoming a topic of interest in both applied fields and academia. Advancements within the area of through-care support and front-end reintegration support have been subject to preliminary evaluations showing positive outcomes however many of these evaluations and studies fail to consider the contrasting factors between sentenced prisoners and remanded prisoners. This study aims to begin a discussion around the effectiveness of a ‘one size fits all’ reintegration model for all prisoners, regardless of status by first exploring the lived experiences of male prisoners on remand. The study will adopt a two-stage qualitative approach to first understand the lived experiences of male remanded prisoners and to then explore further, in their perspective, what ways they feel they could be supported as they re-enter the community. Research speaks to the need for remand and whilst the purposes of remand can be effective in mitigating risk of harm to the community, a balanced and conducive approach is necessary to ensure these prisoners are provided the best possible chance as they leave custody.
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