Maximum Security: 'Being in the Belly of the Beast'
Criminal Law Journal, Vol. 30, pp. 73-83, 2006
11 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2007
Very little information or research is available about the operation of Maximum Security Units (MSUs) in Queensland prisons. These units were developed within existing prisons in the early 1980s to deal with the incarceration of prisoners considered to be the worst and highest risk. Drawing on a number of interviews with prison visitors and on published documents and cases, this article examines the purpose and possible shortcomings of MSUs in Queensland in light of the Standard Guidelines for Corrections in Australia (1996).
Keywords: prisons, sentencing, criminal law
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