Hell Division: Pentridge Prison's section for the baddest and maddest - It is pretty trendy now – the development that was once Pentridge Prison. You wonder if the customers at the coffee shop just outside the imposing bluestone walls know or care about the brutality that went on for decades in what was Victoria's biggest jail | The Age

Hell Division: Pentridge Prison's section for the baddest and maddest - It is…

25 years after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its recommendations, the rate of Indigenous deaths in prison remain relatively stagnant. Here's a breakdown of statistics, to help make sense of the nation's progress, or lack of, in this area.

Infographics: Indigenous incarceration in Australia at a glance

This graphic is part of a special report marking the 25th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Check out the rest of the package.

This graphic is part of a special report marking the anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

Juvenile justice: Three young Australian men share their experience of life from the inside - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Juvenile justice: Three young Australian men share their experience of life from the inside - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Today Rottnest Island, off Fremantle, is a popular holiday spot, but few realise the island's dark past as a prison for Indigenous men.

Rottnest Island: Black prison to white playground

Prisoners in neck chains, Wyndham, WA The population of Rottnest Island soared as more of WA was colonised. Supplied: State Library of Victoria

PRISON USING SHIPPING CONTAINERS FOR OVERFLOW HOUSING CONSTRUCTION - Prisons across the world are facing overcrowding, but shipping containers may be able to provide the solution. According to official data, more prisoners are doing time in Australian jails than ever before. In 2013, the number of inmates hit 30,775. Victoria, in particular, has the fastest growing prison population in all of Australia | Royal Wolf

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For over a decade, actor and Indigenous leader Jack Charles has been banned from…

Uncle Jack Charles goes back to prison to mentor inmates

For over a decade, actor and Indigenous leader Jack Charles has been banned from going to prison to mentor inmates.

SEX OFFENDERS and at-risk criminals will be among those housed in share-house style units at the new 300-bed prison at Lara.

SEX OFFENDERS and at-risk criminals will be among those housed in share-house style units at the new prison at Lara.

Located on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, Biloela was established in 1871 to deal with “street arabs’’, a term used to describe orphans and homeless children. The school has a dark history that includes rape, beatings, arson and riots. Picture: Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

Located on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, Biloela was established in 1871 to deal with “street arabs’’, a term used to describe orphan.

Babies and children living behind bars with mothers in Victorian jails alongside murderers | HeraldSun

Babies and children living behind bars with mothers in Victorian jails alongside murderers

Prison program helps re-home ex-racing greyhounds. | ABC News

What happens to racing greyhounds after their time on the track is up?

Snazzy with Dhurrungile prison inmate Daniel

Sydney's Justice & Police Museum still has the old police holding cells open for public view. Picture: James Horan

Sydney's Justice & Police Museum still has the old police holding cells open for public view.

A specific standard for the management of female prisoners is being introduced in WA, with particular attention to be paid to Indigenous inmates.

Female prisoners in WA to be managed under new rules

disease: Baby infected in potential Bandyup Women's Prison outbreak - ABC Online: ABC Online Meningococcal disease: Baby…

change of legislation will allow Indigenous artists to benefit from the sale of the work they create while in prison | SBS News

change of legislation will allow Indigenous artists to benefit from the sale of the work they create while in prison

Murderers, prostitutes, mothers and paupers: Victorian female prison registers online for first time - A new online resource gives an insight into some of Melbourne's most notorious female criminals, as well as women who were jailed for offences that no longer exist | ABC News

Victorian female prison records online for first time

Murderers, prostitutes, mothers and paupers: Victorian female prison registers online for first time - A new online resource gives an insight into some of Melbourne's most notorious female criminals, as well as women who were jailed for offences that no longer exist | ABC News

BARWON Prison would be made meat-free under a cost-saving measure pitched to management by animal rights activists. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written to the prison’s general manager urging him to follow the lead of controversial US Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who in 2013 cut meat from the menu in Arizona’s Maricopa County Jail system | Geelong Advertiser

BARWON Prison would be made meat-free under a cost-saving measure pitched to management by animal rights activists.

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