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ACT reports and information

Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) - adult correctional centre

Alexander Maconochie Centre Functional Brief (2005), ACT Department of Justice & Community Safety

ACT Corrective Services Discipline Adjudications (2008), ACT Ombudsman

Healthy or harmful? Mental health and the operational regime of the new ACT prison (2008), ACT Community Coalition on Corrections

Inquiry into the delay in the commencement of operations at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (2009), ACT Standing Committee on Justice & Community Safety

Independent Review of Operations at the Alexander Maconochie Centre ACT Corrective Services (2011), Knowledge Consulting Pty Ltd

Review ACTCS Governance including in relation to Drug Testing at the AMC (2011), Knowledge Consulting Pty Ltd

External component of the evaluation of drug policies and services and their subsequent effects on prisoners and staff within the Alexander Maconochie Centre (2011), Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute

External component of the evaluation of drug policies and services and their subsequent effects on prisoners and staff within the Alexander Maconochie Centre (2011), ACT Government Response

The road to the ACT’s first prison (the Alexander Maconochie Centre) was paved with rehabilitative intentions (2012), Mackay, A, Canberra Law Review (2012)11(1)

Human Rights Audit on the Conditions of Detention of Women at the Alexander Maconochie Centre - A Report by the ACT Human Rights and Discrimination Commissioner (2014)

The Rehabilitation of Male Detainees at The Alexander Maconochie Centre (2015), ACT Auditor-General

The ACT Prison: Human Rights Rhetoric Versus Crowded and Bored (2015), Bartels, L.

Extended Throughcare Pilot program in the ACT (2016), Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at UNSW Australia, in partnership with Époque Consulting

Moss Report (2016), “So Much Sadness in our Lives” - Independent Inquiry into the Treatment in Custody of Steven Freeman

ACT Detainee Health and Wellbeing Survey 2016 Summary Results, Young J.T., van Dooren, K., Borschmann R., & Kinner S.A. (2017), ACT Government, Canberra, ACT.

Moss Review Implementation – Ministerial Statement (2018), ACT Minister for Corrections

Conclusions reached in the Moss Report- extract prepared by the Office of the ACT Inspector of Correctional Services (2018)

Review of the Opioid Replacement Treatment Program at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (2018), ACT Health Services Commissioner

Design consultancy services for the Alexander Maconochie Centre Transitional Release Centre expansion (2019), ACT government

ACT Director of Public Prosecutions discusses the Alexander Maconochie Centre (2019), ACT Bar Association Bulletin, February 2019

Alexander Maconochie Reintegration Centre (AMRC) Executive Summary (2019), ACT Justice & Community Safety Directorate

Ministerial Statement: Government response to report of a review of a correctional Service by the ACT Inspector of Correctional Services: The Care and Management of Remandees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre, The Hon Shane Rattenbury MLA, Minister for Corrections and Justice Health (6 June 2019)

Government response to the report of a review of a correctional service by the ACT Inspector of Correctional Services: The Care and Management of Remandees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre, The Hon Shane Rattenbury MLA, Minister for Corrections and Justice Health (6 June 2019)

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre

The ACT Youth Justice System (2011): A Report to the ACT Legislative Assembly by the ACT Human Rights Commission

A young person’s guide to Bimberi Youth Justice Centre (nd), Community Services Directorate, ACT Government, Canberra

Charter of Rights for Young People in Bimberi Youth Justice Centre (nd), Community Services Directorate, ACT Government, Canberra

Commission initiated review of allegations regarding Bimberi Youth Justice Centre: Report of the ACT Disability and Community Services Commissioner and ACT Human Rights Commissioner (2019)

Other ACT justice sector reports and materials

Lost in transition:  Exploring young people’s experiences of transition from yoth detention in the ACT (2008), Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University, Canberra

Inquiry Into Sentencing  (2015), ACT Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety

ACT Criminal Justice Statistical Profile (2017), ACT Justice & Community Safety Directorate

Recognition and implementation of obligations under the Human Rights Act 2004 (2019), ACT Auditor-General, Canberra

Standards for adult corrections

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Standards for Adult Correctional Services (2019)

National

Standard Guidelines for Prison Facilities in Australia & New Zealand (1990) (unknown author – possibly CSAC)

Standard Guidelines for Corrections In Australia (2012)

Minimum Standard Guidelines for managing Indigenous prisoners and offenders in Corrections across Australia and New Zealand (2016), Corrective Services Administrators Council (CSAC)

Guiding Principles for Corrections in Australia (2018), Government of Australia through the Corrective Services Administrators' Council

Western Australia

Code of inspection standards for adult custodial services in Western Australia (2007), WA Inspector of Custodial Services

Inspection standards for Aboriginal prisoners in Western Australia (2008), WA inspector of Custodial Services

Tasmania

Inspection standards for adult custodial services in Tasmania (2018),  Tasmanian Custodial Inspector

New South Wales

Inspection standards for adult custodial services in New South Wales (2014), Inspector of Custodial Services, NSW Department of Justice

United Kingdom

Inspection Framework (2017), Her Majesty's Inspector of Prisons (HMIP)

Standards for detention of children and young people and other issues

Standards

Standards for the ACT to be developed in 2019/20.

Juvenile Justice Standards 2009, Australian Juvenile Justice Administrators (AJJA)

Inspection standards for juvenile justice custodial services in New South Wales (2015), NSW Inspector of Custodial Services

Statement on conditions and treatment in youth justice detention (2017), Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians

Inspection Standards for young people in detention in Tasmania (2018), Tasmanian Custodial Inspector

Code of inspection standards for young people in detention in Western Australia (2010), WA Inspector of Custodial Services

Other issues

Inquiry into youth justice centres in Victoria - Final Report (2018), Parliament of Victoria, Legislative Council, Legal and Social Issues Committee

Report on youth justice facilities at the Grevillea unit of Barwon Prison, Malmsbury and Parkville (2017), Victorian Ombudsman

The Health and Well-being of Incarcerated Adolescents (2011), Royal Australian College of Physicians, Sydney

Young people in custody health survey (2015), Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network and Juvenile Justice NSW

Trauma, young people and juvenile justice (nd), Amanda Harris, Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network, Australian National University, Canberra

The same four walls: inquiry into the use of isolation, separation and lockdowns in the Victorian youth justice system (2017) Victorian Commission for Children and Young People

Bail Support Service Model and Protocol Guidelines (2019), Qld Department of Child Safety, Youth & Women

Youth detention solitary confinement and restraint (2019), Joint Committee on Human Rights, UK House of Lords and the House of Commons

Improving educational connection for young people in custody (2019), Victoria University, University of Tasmania & Deakin University

OPCAT in Victoria: A thematic investigation of practices related to solitary confinement of children and young people (2019), Ombudsman Victoria

Parole, bail and remand

Re-offending on parole (2014), NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research

Factors Affecting Remand in Custody - A Study of Bail Practices in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia (1999), Australian Institute of Criminology Research and Public Policy Series No. 23

Remand in custody: critical factors and key issues (2006), Australian Institute of Criminology

Judicial Outcomes of Remand Inmates in NSW (2016), Research Bulletin No.34, Corrective Services NSW

Management of Adults on Bail (2015), WA Auditor-General

Bail and remand for young people in Australia: A national research project (2013), Australian Institute of Criminology, Research & Public Policy Series 125

Bail support: A review of the literature (2017), Australian Institute of Criminology, Research report 04

Inspection and review reports - other jurisdictions

New South Wales

Independent Review to identify the most appropriate organisational management structure for Corrective Services NSW to meet the Government’s policy objectives, including the reduction of re-offending (2012), Knowledge Consulting Pty Ltd

Parklea Correctional Centre (NSW) - Parliamentary enquiry (2018)

Western Australia

Directed Review of Allegations made by Amnesty International Australia about ill-treatment at Banksia Hill Detention Centre (2018), WA Inspector of Custodial Services

Annual Report 2017/18, WA Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services (2018)

Critical Incident Review into the events at Greenough Regional Prison on 24-25 July 2018

Strip searching practices in WA prisons (2019), Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services, Perth

Northern Territory

“A Safer Northern Territory through Correctional Interventions”, Report of a Review of the Northern Territory Department of Correctional Services (2016), Knowledge Consulting Pty Ltd & BDO Pty Ltd

Queensland

Management of privately operated prisons (2016), Queensland Audit Office

Taskforce Flaxton: An examination of corruption risks and corruption in Queensland prisons December 2018

Victoria

Implementing OPCAT in Victoria: report and inspection of the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (2017), Victorian Ombudsman

New Zealand

Report on an announced inspection of Auckland South Corrections Facility under the Crimes of Torture Act 1989 (2019), NZ Chief Ombudsman

Prisoners and human rights

Human Rights Act 2004 (ACT)

Human Rights Principles for ACT Correctional Centres (2019), ACT Justice & Community Safety Directorate

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules) (2016), UN General Assembly

European Prison Rules (2006), Council of Europe

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) (1987), UN General Assembly

Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) (2002), UN General Assembly

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) (1990), UN General Assembly

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (1976), UN General Assembly

United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules) (2014), UNODC

Handbook on Women and Imprisonment, Criminal Justice Handbook Series, 2nd edition (2014), UNODC

Towards the effective protection of LGBTI persons deprived of liberty: A monitoring guide (2018),  Association for the Prevention of Torture, Geneva

Expert Network on External Prison Oversight and Human Rights, Newsletter 15 March 2019, Office of the Correctional Investigator Canada, Featured Jurisdiction: Australia (report on the ACT)

Involving civil society in preventing ill treatment in detention: maximising OPCAT’s opportunity for Australia (2019) , Australian Journal of Human Rights, May 2019, Rebecca Minty, ACT Deputy Inspector of Correctional Services

Justice System

Indigenous people

Cognitive Aboriginal prisoners with cognitive impairment: Is this the highest risk group? (2017), Australian Institute of Criminology, Tends & issues, No. 536

Pathways to Justice—An Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (2017), Australian Law Reform Commission

Aboriginal mothers in prison in Australia: a study of social, emotional and physical wellbeing (2019), Sullivan et al, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

Women

Good practice in women’s prisons: A literature review, Bartels, R & Gaffney, A (2011). Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra

Recent Trends in the NSW Female Prison Population (2018),  Issue Paper No. 130, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research

Understanding women’s pathways through the criminal justice system (2018), NPC (United Kingdom)

Women in the Victorian prison system (2019), Department of Justice & Community Safety (Vic)

Women In Prison 2019: A human rights consultation report (2019), Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland, Brisbane

Sex offenders

Post-sentence Supervision and Detention Scheme for Serious Sex Offenders (2012), Department of Justice (Vic)

Management and supervision of men convicted of sexual offences (2019), HMI Probation & HMI Prisons Thematic Inspection (UK)

Older prisoners

Aging and Dying in Prison: An Investigation into the Experiences of Older Individuals in Federal Custody (2019), The Correctional Investigator Canada and Canadian Human Rights Commission

Prisoners with a disability

Corrections Victoria Disability Framework 2016-2019 (2015), Department of Justice & Regulation, Melbourne

Other

Report on Government Services (ROGS) 2019, Chapter 8, Corrective Services, Productivity Commission

Corrections Industry Reference Committee (IRC), Key Findings Discussion Paper (2017), Australian Industry Standards Ltd

Issues Paper: Imprisonment & recidivism (2018), Qld Productivity Commission

Summary Report: Imprisonment & recidivism (2019), Qld ProductivityCommission

Secondary Offences in Victoria (2017), Sentencing Advisory Council (Vic)

Australian offence classifications

Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC) Australia (2011), Australian Bureau of Statistics