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Current Issues in Prison Management

Rights and Freedoms


Learn more about the Australian Human Rights Commission's summary of issues in Australian adult corrections and youth detention.

Thematic report

The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Torture is currently preparing a thematic report focusing on current issues and good practices in the management of prisons, including pre-trial detention facilities. 

The report will consider ongoing and emerging challenges in preventing and responding to torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment. It hopes to identify concrete solutions to these challenges. 

Our submission 

This submission provides the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture with a summary of relevant issues and concerns in Australian adult corrections and youth detention.