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Morrison doubles down on gatherings

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has limited indoor and outdoor gatherings to just two people, and the government is reportedly finalising a JobKeeper allowance of $1,500 a fortnight per full-time employee. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Rise in re-offending shows that Victoria’s new prisons won’t work

Labor and Coalition promises for larger prisons may sway votes in the Victorian election but it won't do anything about the state's ballooning rate of re-offence.

Don Dale youth detention facility (IMAGE credit: AAP/NEDA VANOVAC)

Supply and remand: why are our prison populations ballooning?

Despite crime rates falling across the board, our prison populations are booming, and don't look like they're slowing anytime soon. What's putting more Australian's behind bars?

A new project aims to reverse misleading and harmful notions about Aboriginal criminality and, in turn, to help promote better treatment of indigenous people.

Change the narrative to stop Aboriginal incarceration

A new project aims to reverse misleading and harmful notions about Aboriginal criminality and, in turn, to help promote better treatment of indigenous people.

Jock Palfreeman says he acted in self-defence when he took a life. Bulgarian courts say otherwise. Now Palfreeman alleges he was assaulted by prison guards -- so why isn't the media interested? Freelance writer <b>Andy Fleming</b> investigates.

The Australian doing hard time overseas (no, it’s not Schapelle)

Jock Palfreeman says he acted in self-defence when he took a life. Bulgarian courts say otherwise. Now Palfreeman alleges he was assaulted by prison guards -- so why isn't the media interested? Freelance writer Andy Fleming investigates.

The rise of a punitive "law and order" culture in Australia has had a profoundly racial dimension, manifested in soaring rates of indigenous incarceration. <b>Inga Ting</b> continues her special report.

Aboriginal crime and punishment: spending on jails but not outcomes

The rise of a punitive "law and order" culture in Australia has had a profoundly racial dimension, manifested in soaring rates of indigenous incarceration. Inga Ting continues her special report.

The number of indigenous prisoners has increased for the 11th year in a row, despite the prisoner population falling for the first time in a decade. <b>Inga Ting</b> reports a history of failed government policy.

Aboriginal crime and punishment: incarceration rates rise under neoliberalism

The number of indigenous prisoners has increased for the 11th year in a row, despite the prisoner population falling for the first time in a decade. Inga Ting reports a history of failed government policy.

Serious questions about the integrity, accountability and independence of death in custody investigations are still being raised by NSW coroners, despite sweeping changes following a Royal Commission, writes <b>Inga Ting</b>.

Deaths in custody: sweeping changes, but coroners critical of inquiry

Serious questions about the integrity, accountability and independence of death in custody investigations are still being raised by NSW coroners, despite sweeping changes following a Royal Commission, writes Inga Ting.

The troubled relationship between custodial authorities and prisoners' families has continued to draw criticism at deaths in custody inquests, with numerous coroners finding deaths may have been avoided if family members assisted in care. <b>Inga Ting</b> continues her <a href="http://www.crikey.com.au/deaths-in-custody/"><em>Crikey</em> investigation</a>.

Deaths in custody: families blocked from warning corrections staff

The troubled relationship between custodial authorities and prisoners' families has continued to draw criticism at deaths in custody inquests, with numerous coroners finding deaths may have been avoided if family members assisted in care. Inga Ting continues her Crikey investigation.

The deaths of prisoners in cells specifically designed to prevent self harm raises doubts about supervision and monitoring practices in NSW prisons, reports <b>Inga Ting</b>.

Deaths in custody: in safe, monitored rooms prisoners still hang

The deaths of prisoners in cells specifically designed to prevent self harm raises doubts about supervision and monitoring practices in NSW prisons, reports Inga Ting.

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