Go to jail (A)

Australia, 2000

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Episode of Series “Four corners (Television program)”.
This program discusses the impacts of decisions by the Northern Territory and Western Australian governments to introduce mandatory sentencing for juveniles. The laws have caused a storm of protest from civil rights advocates who view mandatory sentencing as an attack on young Aboriginals, who make up over 70 percent of people charged with offences in the Northern Territory. The fact that trivial and first offenders are punished by jail terms is the main driver of discontent. Acknowledgement is made that mandatory sentencing does not work, that there is a high amount of recidivism and that it can be the cause of deaths in custody. Includes interviews with members of the Aboriginal communities, magistrates, prison officers and Hazel Lallara, the grandmother of a 15 year-old who hanged himself whilst in custody. Reporter: Liz Jackson.

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Credits

producer

Lin Buckfield

production company

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Duration

00:45:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
2000

Appears in

Group of items

Four corners (Television program)

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

314492

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Legal status, laws, etc.

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Northern Territory

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Aboriginal Australian prisoners

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Aboriginal Australian prisoners - Death

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Criminal justice, Administration of

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Criminal law

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prison discipline

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prison psychology

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prisons - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Juvenile corrections

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Juvenile delinquency

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Northern Territory - Politics and government

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Prison psychology

Television

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

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Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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