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9 November 2021 – Parents in Prison Most people in jail have experienced disadvantage at some point in their lives, and it’s a legacy that often passes from parent to child. This episode examines current Australian research into the experience of mothers in the criminal justice system with Professor Susan Dennison from Griffith University. Her research project, Transforming corrections to transform lives, explores how having a parent in prison shapes the development and life outcomes of their children. A better understanding of parental identity in prison could help to improve the experience of those parents, and promote their rehabilitation. Click here to listen to the Podcast episode.

14 October 2021 – “I just felt like I was right where I need to be”: A new project is looking at how women in Queensland prisons can remain connected with their children while serving their time.


1 October 2020 – New study commissioned by SHINE on effects of COVID-19 on children of prisoners

2 June 2020 – Pioneering project to transform corrections and change lives – Griffith University

1 June 2020 – New study aims to improve outcomes for mothers behind bars – Brisbane Times