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Homicide Squad investigating death of Hakea inmate

Homicide Squad investigating death of Hakea inmate

The Homicide Squad has taken over an investigation into the death of a WA prisoner found injured in jail last month.

  • by staff writers

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Former inmate with accused Claremont serial killer reveals details of his time behind bars
Prisons

Former inmate with accused Claremont serial killer reveals details of his time behind bars

A former prisoner who spent months behind bars with Bradley Robert Edwards has revealed details about the accused Claremont serial killer's life while on remand at Hakea Prison.

  • by Heather McNeill
Goulburn jail staff continue strike despite being ordered back to work

Goulburn jail staff continue strike despite being ordered back to work

Almost 200 staff won't return to work until Monday, despite the Industrial Relations Commission calling the strike unauthorised.

  • by Louise Thrower
Aboriginal boy caught up in mandatory sentencing laws meant for adults wins appeal
Prisons

Aboriginal boy caught up in mandatory sentencing laws meant for adults wins appeal

An 11-year-old boy should never have been sentenced to a mandatory 12 months jail under a 'three strikes' law introduced in 2015 for adult offenders, a judge has ruled.

  • by Heather McNeill
More than one in three female Queensland prisoners Indigenous
Mark Ryan

More than one in three female Queensland prisoners Indigenous

The Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland has recommended low-risk Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women be diverted from prison into non-custodial services.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Union wants minister charged with murder if guards die at prison
South-east Queensland

Union wants minister charged with murder if guards die at prison

The union that represents prisons guards says overcrowding, understaffing and cost cutting have led to an increasingly dangerous environment for staff.

  • by Lydia Lynch
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Human rights training no priority for experienced Bimberi staff
Human rights

Human rights training no priority for experienced Bimberi staff

Staff working at Canberra's Bimberi Youth Justice Centre are lagging well behind in their mandatory human rights training.

  • by Peter Brewer
Pell's first night behind bars in jail steeped in 'misery and despair'
Prisons

Pell's first night behind bars in jail steeped in 'misery and despair'

A strip search, dinner at 3.30 and no Vegemite. Life in the Melbourne Assessment Prison will be hard for a former Prince of the Church.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
Man found dead a day after being released from WA prison
Prisons

Man found dead a day after being released from WA prison

Prison authorities have confirmed a man who was found dead in Perth earlier this month had just been released from one of WA\'s highest security jails.

  • by Phil Hickey
Search for bail options continues as bush healing farm beds sit empty
Healthcare

Search for bail options continues as bush healing farm beds sit empty

As Canberra's prison nears capacity, the ACT's prisons inspector says an option for Indigenous people on bail could be Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm's empty beds.

  • by Peter Brewer
Woman on the inside: Meet our longest-serving official prison visitor
Indigenous justice

Woman on the inside: Meet our longest-serving official prison visitor

Dharrawal woman Tracey Whetnall has run cultural training for the AFP, worked as a chef in the army and now goes behind the wire at least twice a week.

  • by Sherryn Groch