“8th, 9th & 10th October 2014

Royal on the Park
Cnr Alice & Albert Street
Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia



Forget reform. It is time to talk about abolishing prisons in society. So what’s the alternative? This puzzling question often interrupts further discussion of the prospects for abolition. Why is it so difficult to imagine alternatives to the current system of imprisonment? What about building the kind of society that doesn’t need prisons with the redistribution of power and income, and a decent sense of community that can support every member. This conference will explore and encourage discussion about abolition and alternatives to prison over three days. We look forward to your participation.


Sisters Inside’s 7th International Conference on the criminalisation of women and imprisonment will be held at Royal on the Park, Brisbane on the 8th, 9th & 10th October 2014. The conference focuses on :


Service Provision
Alternatives to Prisons


The ‘Is Prison Obsolete” Conference will initiate and support the development of innovative and creative responses to issues affecting women in prison throughout the world. It will provide an opportunity for individuals, organisations and governments from across the globe to come together and share information. The conference will focus on professional development opportunities for stakeholders in this specific marginalised sector.”


For more information, visit: http://www.sistersinside.com.au/conference2014.htm