REPORTS

The over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in prison *NEW*
Debbie Kilroy

Submission to: Inquiry into the Value of a Justice Reinvestment Approach to Criminal Justice in Australia *NEW*
(The Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs)

Drugs and Doctors: how the law responds to doctor-shopping in Australia *NEW*

A Consideration of the Legitimacy and Equity of Queensland’s Offender Levy *NEW*
By Heather Douglas and April Chrzanowski

Child Protection Commission of Inquiry Submission One

Child Protection Commission of Inquiry Submission Two

How We Do It - Sisters Inside Special Circumstances Court Diversion Program Evaluation

Submission to the Consultation of Draft Baseline Study for National Human Rights Action Plan

The Protection of Elder Abuse under the Criminal Code

HUMAN RIGHTS SUBMISSIONS
Queensland

Submission to the National Human Rights Consultation - Rights of Women in Prison

Strip Searching of Women in Queensland Prisons - Anna Bogdanic

Strip Searching of Females in Queensland Prisons - Anna Bogdanic

Submission of Sisters Inside to the Anti Discrimination Commissioner for the Inquiry into the Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Race and Disability Experienced by Women Prisoners In Queensland

Understanding the Queensland Women in Prison Report: A Detailed Analysis

Understanding the Queensland Women in Prison Report: Summary Report

Prisons the Perpetrators of Violence and Discrimination against Women - Amanda George & Debbie Kilroy

Anti Discrimination Commission of Queensland's Women in Prison Report

New South Wales

Submission to the Anti Dicrimination Commissioner for an Inquiry into the Discrimination Experienced by Women Within the Criminal Justice System in New South Wales. Cover Letter and Submission

Victoria

The impact of drug-related offending on female prison numbers Sisters Inside submission to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry (2010) *NEW*

Women Prisoners in Victoria
A report on the considerations and conclusions of the Equal Opportunity Commission of Victoria in determining whether to seek the Attorney-General’s consent to conduct a formal investigation into systemic discrimination against women in Victorian prisons.

Submission to the Anti Dicrimination Commissioner for an Inquiry into the Discrimination Experienced by Women Within the Criminal Justice System in Victoria. Download Submission


LAW REFORM

Age Does Matter - Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill 2001 Consultation Draft

THERE'S MORE TO IT: A RESPONSE TO THE WOMEN'S POLICY UNIT NEEDS ANALYSIS: THE NEEDS OF WOMEN OFFENDERS, Department of Corrective Services, QLD from PRISONERS LEGAL SERVICE AND SISTERS INSIDE October, 2000

Developing International Norms and Standards to Meet the Needs Of Criminalized and Imprisoned Women Prepared by Kim Pate, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) and Debbie Kilroy, Director, Sisters Inside (Australia)

Inside Out - The Access of Women and Girls in Custody to Legal Aid Services - Legal Aid Queensland

The Crime of Punishment - Kim Pate-Lawyer, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

Time for Accountability: Effective Oversight of Women’s Prisons - Kim Pate-Lawyer, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

The Corrective Services Bill 2006 and judicial review of corrective service decisions Mark Plunkett, Barrister at Law


RESEARCH

Prisoner Committees in Women's Prisons: An Report on Women’s Prisoner Committees in California Canada and South Africa Amanda George

The impact of imprisonment for people labelled as having an intellectual disability: a qualitative life story approach in the Queensland Context - written by Kathy Ellem B. Soc Wk (Hons), Doctoral Candidate

Severed Conections: An exploration of the impact of imprisonment on women's familial and social connectedness - Murdoch Univeristy

INCORRECTIONS Report: Investigating prison release practice and policy in Queensland and its impact on public safety. Its impact on community safety


ADVOCACY

Inclusive Support Document - A Responsive Alternative to Case Management *NEW*

Inclusive Support - Fact Sheet A Responsive Alternative to Case Management *NEW*

EVALUATION REPORT - A Place to Call Home

The Prison Within The imprisonment of women at Hydebank Wood 2004-06 Dr Phil Scraton

The Hurt Inside The imprisonment of women and girls in Northern Ireland Dr Phil Scraton

Improving Family Safety - Submission to the National Council to Reduce Violence Against Women & Children

Responding to Homlessness - Submission in Response to the FaHCSIA Green Paper

Building on Women's Strength: Developing community-based service models for women in prison and released from prison in Victoria

Decarceration Discussion Paper

STRIP SEARCHING
Sisters Inside is conducting an Australian wide campaign against the strip-searching of women in prison. In this package, you'll find the relevant information to help raise awareness and for the issue to gain widespread coverage. For the campaign to be effective, we need the issue to get as much exposure as possible. You know what works best in your community, so feel free to be creative. Please let us know of anything that might be useful or that was successful so that we can share it with others in each state. Please also keep in touch to let us know how everything is going, or if there is anything we can do to assist. Thank you for your acts of humanity

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Downlaod Postcards

Stop the State Sexually Assaulting Womrn in Prison


This research resource and Case Studies is to provide information about the lives of Aboriginal women prisoners in Queensland for Migaloo (non Indigenous) people. A related piece of research has been written for Aboriginal women prisoners themselves which is also available on this website.

The resource has a focus on drug use, but also talks about other related issues like Aboriginality, strip searches, community violence and poverty. Strategies for workers are contained throughout the resource.

After reading these resources, we hope that you will have some understanding of what Murri women feel and know about the prison experience. We hope that you will know more about Aboriginal women’s drug use in prison and upon release, and that you have some insights into ‘walking with’ Aboriginal women to change their lives for the better. Melissa and Debbie

The Prison Merry Go Round - No Way Off [2005] ILB Vol 6, Issue - Debbie Kilroy

Are Indigenous Women in Queensland Prisons Any Better Off? - [2001] ILB 41; (2001) 5(8) ILB 28 - Debbie Kilroy & James Finn

The White Wall Syndrome: an Indigenous Framework for Practice Operating within the Women's Prison - Debbie Kilroy


HUMAN RIGHTS SUBMISSIONS - LAW REFORM - RESEARCH - ADVOCACY - ABORIGINAL WOMEN