Bikies and prisons

Associate Professor John Rynne
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dr John Rynne from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice was interviewedby ABC Sunshine and Cooloola Coasts about the prospect of a bikies-only prison at Woodford. Dr Rynne talked about conditions in maximum security prisons, prison legislation and recidivism. To listen to the interview, visit Bikies and prisons – an expert and the Attorney […]

Prison system breaks shackles with the past

Photographs displayed by Griffith University’s Dr John Rynne offer a sobering reminder of the bad old days of Australia’s prison system. The first, taken at Brisbane’s now closed Boggo Road jail, shows an inmate clinging to a wire fence while trying to escape over a wall. The next reveals the austere, almost medieval conditions of […]