Women and prison

Clearinghouse Connector – September 2012

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Women and corrections (Gender Impact Assessment) Women’s Health Victoria, 2008

Women in prison Victoria 1970-2010 University of New South Wales. Australian Prisons Project, 2012

Prisoners in Australia 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2012

International review of women’s prisons Prison Service Journal, 2009

Women prisoner health

Women’s health in prison: correcting gender inequity in prison health World Health Organization, 2009

Prison bars are health barriers O & G, 2011

The psychological needs of women in the criminal justice system: considerations for management and rehabilitation New South Wales. Mental Health Coordinating Council, 2010

Culturally and linguistically diverse women in Victorian prisons Centre for the Human Rights of Imprisoned People (CHRIP), 2010

Inquiry into the impact of drug-related offending on female prisoner numbers: interim report Victoria. Parliament. Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee, 2010

Post-release factors

Women after prison Monash University. Department of Social Work, 2006

No exit into homelessness: still a dream?: the housing needs of women leaving prison Women in Prison Advocacy Network, 2011

Counting the costs of imprisonment : researching women’s post-release deaths in Victoria Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 2011

Prison best practice

Good practice in women’s prisons: a literature review Australian Institute of Criminology, 2011

Standards for the management of women prisoners In Victoria Corrections Victoria, 2009

Women’s health in prison : action guidance and checklists to review current policies and practices World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2011

Gender in the criminal justice system assessment tool United Nations, 2010

Handbook for prison managers and policymakers on women and imprisonment United Nations, 2008

Unlocking value: how we all benefit form investing in alternatives to prison for women offenders New Economic Foundation, 2008

Related websites

Justice Action. Women in prison

Sisters Inside

World Health Organisation. Europe. Women in prison

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