Volume 22 Issue 9a
A hapless cycle sustained by systemic social disadvantage.
While the idea might irk a lot of people, conjugal access for prisoners has untapped crime-stopping potential.
Introducing some of the people who helped make this issue possible.
Convicted robber John Killick, who once escaped Sydney's Silverwater prison in a helicopter, has seen a lot of changes. But according to him, drugs caused the worst of them.
You can learn a lot about a country by looking at the places it locks people up.
If you're a female prisoner in Western Australia, you're probably at Bandyup, where low-risk inmates are mixed with inmates who have committed serious crimes. That's just one of the prison's many issues.
While you can go to jail for unpaid fines in most Australian states, it doesn't happen all that often. Except in Western Australia, where more than 1,000 fine defaulters are locked up every year.
This radio show has been giving Indigenous prisoners their only opportunity to participate in NAIDOC Week since 2002.