Incarceration Issue

  • Barred Calls: On the Line with the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

    We spend a night shift with the woman responsible for checking in on every single Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander taken into custody within Victoria and Tasmania.

  • Was Australia's First Zine Made on a Convict Ship?

    The Wild Goose: A Collection of Ocean Waifs was a weekly newspaper published in 1867 by British prisoners as they sailed to a penal colony in Australia.

  • Death Rights Behind Bars

    Given 35 life terms, plus an extra 1,035 years, Martin Bryant will die in prison one way or another. But if he had his way, it would be sooner rather than later.

  • Darwin Night Patrol

    In Part 2 of our series, Over Represented, we rode along with the city's Indigenous night patrol to see how they assist the homeless, and intervene before the police arrive.

  • Do Women in Prison Sync Up?

    If you've ever shared a house with a bunch females, you'll know what it means to sync up. But what about prisoners? Do women's prisons become moody, achy hell holes every few weeks?

  • How Australia Legalized Indefinite Detention on the High Seas

    After two weeks on the water, a boat carrying asylum seekers was intercepted by Australian authorities. Its passengers were transferred to a naval vessel where they remained under guard for 29 days.