The Nagle Report - 25 Years On symposium


On February 25 2004 a seminar was held at NSW Parliament House to revisit the achievements and reflect on the legacy of the Nagle Royal Commission into NSW Prisons, which reported in 1978. This report is an edited version of presentations to the seminar by a number of people. The presentations cover the principles emerging from the Nagle Royal Commission and the implementation of these; Indigenous imprisonment since the Nagle Report; women in NSW prisons over the last 25 years; a prisoners’ rights perspective and the need for dialogue with prisoner organisations such as Justice Action; and evaluating the impact of the Nagle Report 25 years on, in a political context of popular punitiveness.

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