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Beyond Bars: Reflecting on the Rights of Victoria’s Prisoners
In this discussion – recorded the day after riots broke out at the Metropolitan Remand Centre at Ravenhall in outer Melbourne – our guests focus on how we might strike a balance between community safety and the protection of human rights of prisoners. We’ll look at what restrictions are placed on prisoners’ rights, examine what’s happening in other jurisdictions and ask: what does rehabilitation look like in 2015, and who benefits from increasing prison population numbers, anyway?
Our speakers are lawyer and researcher Lisa Harrison, Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass, who completed an investigation into Victoria’s prisoner rehabilitation in October last year, and Monash University criminal justice and corrections expert Bronwyn Naylor. Hosted by Anita Barraud.