Sisters Inside

This page will be targeted at researchers.  The Research Hub will provide an annotated bibliography of works related to women in the criminal justice system which Sisters Inside has found useful or interesting – mainly Australian publications from a human rights/social justice perspective.  It will include a search function.

The research hub will be progressively developed in 3 stages:

  • Stage 1 (by March 2019)– Comprehensive source of data on all public documents produced by Sisters Inside since 1999, including major submissions to government inquiries which reference multiple other sources.
  • Stage 2 (soon after)– Links to national and international resources (clearinghouses and websites) relevant to criminalised women and the carceral state.
  • Stage 3 (progressively over time)– Annotated bibliography of landmark publications and useful/interesting studies focused on realities of imprisonment; alternatives to imprisonment; legal and human rights; breaches of these rights (particularly in women’s prisons); discrimination against criminalised women; profile of criminalised women; children of women prisoners; and child/youth justice.


We look forward to providing a fabulous resource for everyone committed to working toward the abolition of prisons!!!