Connect with leaders from across both the private and public sector, hearing how they are coming together to tackle increased incarceration of vulnerable and marginalised communities such as indigenous Australians and women.
Hear from leaders how they are integrating innovative technology to assist with providing health to inmates and staff through telehealth solutions and leveraging resources and space to create screening and isolation spaces to combat COVID-19.
Understand how facilities and government bodies are developing first class rehabilitation programs that will prepare prisoners for post-release through education and training, health and wellbeing initiatives and supporting families and communities.
Learn from facility operators about how they are innovating workplace culture and changing the narrative from within their facilities, looking into how staff can contribute to the overall outcome of our prisoners.
Halden Prison Norway
Dr Jamie Bennet
Deputy Director - Operational Security
Her Majesty's Prisons and Probation Service UK
Senior Advisor Justice and Mental Health
Speech Pathology Australia
Masters of Criminology
University of Tasmania
Practice Manager - Education & Training - Southern Region
Department of Corrections NZ
Commonwealth Ombudsman & National Preventative Mechanisms Coordinator
Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman Australia
Director of Correctional Services
Director of Youth & Family Services
National Programs Manager
SHINE for Kids
John Laing / Northern Pathways
Senior Policy Officer
Justice and Community Safety ACT Government
I found the two days exciting and challenging – bringing together international delegates with vast experience and expertise in a broad range of issues around custodial security and rehabilitation. The focus on doing things differently to reduce the disparity experienced by indigenous peoples in the justice system was an important theme, and the conference showcased some innovative approaches. It was thought-provoking to hear the experts in facility design and construction bounce ideas with the experts in rehabilitative program development, and how good modern design principles can shift the emphasis from security and control to repair and rehabilitation.
In an era of record-breaking imprisonment and recidivism rates, the Future Prisons Summit has become an industry necessity. This annnual event brings together leaders of every aspect of the correctional system, from government, to community to private corporations. Everyone has a critical role to play. I felt honoured to hear my industry peers present their forward-thinking solutions and to do the same for them in return. We have a lot to learn, however if the collective interest at this year's Summit is any indication, field innovation and positive reform is indeed imminent. Thank you to the team at IQPC for hosting an insightful and inspiring event.
The Future Prisons Summit in Sydney was essentially a showcase conference of the amazing work being conducted for the provision of safer, cost effectiveness in building, management, and rehabilitation of this cohort, and service delivery within Australian prisons. The delegates and attendees were from various prison related services, and participated with vigour and enthusiasm; there was a plethora of information sharing and understanding of each of the service providers, and their respective innovative programs. I would encourage all industry participants within this sector to attend next year’s conference as the preliminary program looks extremely interesting and resonates with current trends.
For me Future Prisons is much more than a conference it’s a collaboration of industry professionals whom are passionate about improving prisons and operational systems. To hear from industry speakers and delegates in round table discussions covering design, technology and systems that all contribute to reducing recidivism rates of prisoners was fantastic. The opportunity to have a guided tour by the director of a prison and hear directly from young prisoners about their experiences was invaluable and quite humbling. If you want to learn, network and make a genuine difference in a challenging industry I couldn’t recommend this conference highly enough.