Brown, David (2008) Prisoners. Hot Topics : Legal Issues in Plain Language, 67, pp. 1-28.

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This issue of Hot Topics aims to provide a range of information about prisons and prisoners in australia and nsW in particular. there are many issues to examine within our prison system – how imprisonment functions as a method of punishment, the statistics that demonstrate the backgrounds of disadvantage of most prisoners and highlight the over-representation of indigenous australians in the criminal justice system. there is some detail provided on the day-to-day regime for prisoners in nsW and a discussion of prisoners’ legal rights, including their right to full citizenship.

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ID Code: 68045
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Prisoners – Legal status, laws, etc. – Australia Civil rights – Australia
ISSN: 1322-4301
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright in Hot Topics is owned by the State Library of New South Wales. Material contained herein may be copied for the non-commercial purpose of study or research, subject to the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).
Deposited On: 05 Mar 2014 00:15
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2014 00:15

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