Keeping them in and keeping them out: Education and training programs available to prisoners and ex-prisoners in Australia

This study was funded by the Department of Employment. Education and Training, in response to the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, which recommended that a national study of pre-release and post release support schemes be undertaken, to ascertain the features of best practice of these. This research was conducted over a two month period at the end of 1992.


  • To develop a profile of existing education and training programs within adult correctional institutions around Australia, and in the post-release period;
  • To develop a summary of features of best practice for the delivery of education and training in correctional institutions;
  • To examine the features of existing post-release support programs for releasees.