Ageing in prison: A strategic framework for the management of ageing offenders in the Australian criminal justice system

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Prison populations are ageing. Persons over the age of 50 are the fastest growing group of prisoners in Australia. Older prisoners have specific needs, and are one of the most expensive groups to accommodate. Prisons are designed for the young and able-bodied, and the built environment and rehabilitation and transition programs cater poorly for the needs of an ageing person. Despite this, there is little research on ageing offenders in the Australian context. Outcomes of this project will contribute to significant improvements in planning of programs and facilities in prisons and for prisoner support services.
Effective start/end date4/01/1030/06/12


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$132,000.00
  • Corrections and Justice Services (Victoria): A$20,000.00
  • Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (VACRO): A$15,000.00