The establishment of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea Corrective Institution Branch and the Australian colonial detainee rehabilitation policies on the Indigenous inmates in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea jails from 1950 to 1975


Sikani focuses on the introduction of corrective institutions into Papua New Guinea. He seeks to identify whether the colonial detainee rehabilitation policies have benefited those detainees serving long term sentences in corrective institutions. He examines the rationale for the establishment of agricultural and industrial projects for the rehabilitation of long term detainees.