I’m in prison serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. But I’d like to tell you about one of my bunkmates, Mitchell, and how things in prison are rarely as simple as they appear.
According to a recent report, the numbers of female prisoners behind bars in NSW are seriously on the rise. But why?
As it stands CJ Palmer is behind bars for testing positive to HIV. Despite identifying as a woman, she is serving time in a male maximum security prison.
While the numbers of women behind bars in Australia are swelling, relatively few know what they face. So, pen in hand, I ventured to meet them.
After two mums escaped adequate punishment for their reprehensible acts, the Internet quickly massed together to see justice done. But will it have any effect?
Despite the lowering crime figures, our prison population is booming, which means big business for some.
Today, the general feeling is that just like Man Haron Monis, we had a terrorist and we let him go. However, the reality of the situation is that the solution is not that simple.
This week we’re sent to the big house with Cold Chisel’s Four Walls, a song that starts tongue in cheek, and ends head in hands. Time to pack your sharpened toothbrush, its 200 Sad Songs time.
Serco has run detention centres and prisons to unsatisfactory standards around the country. Now, the private company seeks to manage housing for our most vulnerable citizens.
The prison system is out-dated, broken and expensive to run. But should we tear down the walls for a modern solution? One pioneering group says yes.
The NT is set to roll out laws that disavow the possibility of release for murderers who refuse to locations of their victims.
What a week! We’ve had Anders Breivik’s power animal, Trump’s theme song, Fogle’s room-mate and Cory Bernardi’s horrible crusade.
The inner-workings of Hollywood divorce, unmasking a fraud and international police misconduct all accompany your Sunday Breakfast Long Reads – Richard Jackson
Trump’s ability to yell his way to the White House is juxtaposed with the increased silencing of the US transgender community in this week’s Long Reads – Richard Jackson
Ugur Nedim recounts the more genius (and not so genius) ways that criminals on the run have been caught.
You call that a Jail? Ugur Nedim looks at the Indonesian government’s proposal of building a maximum security jail – staffed by Crocodiles.
Richard Jackson’s Long Reads this week focuses on the first step out of prison, LA race battles and the world’s most eccentric mathematician.
After witnessing the performance of the new Rolf Harris single, Mathew Mackie discovers that prison has not dulled his musical prowess.
With the new language restrictions on inmates possibly doing more harm than good, Ugur Nedim thinks the solution might lay in hiring linguistically-diverse staff rather than removing basic human rights.
Michael Burrill wants a deeper analysis around the attraction to jihadism rather than media sound bytes about hunting down terrorist “monsters”.
Rich Jackson finds a through-line around mafia, drugs and crime in this week’s Long Reads, while PB throws a curveball with a piece about a woman’s first orgasm…