Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

On the inside

These films show life inside prison.  

Warning: Please use caution when viewing these films as they may contain images or voices of persons deceased.


Ready for your prison initiation?

You're entering prison for the first time. What do you need to know? This film describes how you can talk to your lawyer, what you should say to the Custody Manager, and how you should look after yourself in preparation for the stint ahead. A film produced by NSW PrisonWatch.


Inside the Supermax Prison at Goulburn

Ever wondered what's it's like inside a maximum security gaol? Wander through this gaol with the Commissioner and prison wardens. The film gives a good picture of a highly constricted life for inmates where nothing is taken for granted. A film produced by NSW PrisonWatch.


Four Corner's SUPERMAX: Inside Australia's Prison System

Broadcast 7 November 2005, this ABC investigation explores Australia's toughest jail. Reporter: Chris Masters. A film by ABC Four Corners.



Prison Talk Online - An onlline web community for people to share information and support.  

A History of Australian Prison Reform - 1788 to 2005

Australian Institute of Criminology - Australia's national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice.

Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research NSW (BOSCAR) - the official source for NSW crime information.

Department of Corrective Services NSW - managing remand and sentenced inmates as well as offenders in the community.

Department of Juvenile Justice NSW - supervising and caring for young offenders in detention centres and in the community.

Justice Health NSW - improving the health status of those who come into contact with the forensic mental health and criminal justice systems