The latest NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research figures show 39 people died in the year to March — with male domestic homicide rating the biggest increase.
Indigenous Australians make up less than 1.6 per cent of Canberra's population but represent one in five inmates at the jail. A holistic program is trying to break that cycle with a holistic approach.
Senior officials from the Queensland Premier's department were warned multiple times about serious incidents and concerns regarding children being held in maximum-security adult watch houses.
Wearing a suicide smock and detained in a maximum-security Queensland watch house — a 12-year-old girl spends days at the adult facility because there's no room in a youth detention centre. The Office of the Public Guardian says the conditions are "dehumanising" and impacting children's mental health.
Each year, hundreds of children are locked up in adult watch houses. Some are as young as 11, and some are locked up for weeks. These files document their stories.
Snowtown "bodies-in-the-barrels" serial killer Robert Joe Wagner loses his bid for a non-parole period to be set, confirming the original judgment that he should never be released.
Australia should start having a serious conversation about the over-incarceration of Aboriginal people for "petty offences", a US-based prison reform activist warns.
A mother languishing in an Adelaide jail while she awaits possible extradition to the US, where she faces up to 20 years in jail, is part of the complex prisoner swap being proposed.
Detainees at the NT's Don Dale Youth Detention Centre are learning invaluable work and life skills through a new equine husbandry and riding program.