When indigenous artist Jeffrey Jackson first entered jail, he sent his paintings to relatives who hung them on the walls of their family home.

When indigenous artist Jeffrey Jackson first entered jail, he sent his paintings to relatives who hung them on the walls of their family home.

Go behind the barbed wire at Cooma Gaol to see how the prisoners live and what the guards have to deal with on a daily basis.

Go behind the barbed wire at Cooma Gaol to see how the prisoners live and what the guards have to deal with on a daily basis.

For the first time, Junee Correctional Centre let cameras inside their prison for an exclusive look at the surprising program that is changing the lives of inmates.

For the first time, Junee Correctional Centre let cameras inside their prison for an exclusive look at the surprising program that is changing the lives of inmates.

The first study of hundreds of poems and pictures scrawled on the walls of one of Australia's oldest convict prisons sheds light on the inmates' day-to-day hardships.

The first study of hundreds of poems and pictures scrawled on the walls of one of Australia's oldest convict prisons sheds light on the inmates' day-to-day hardships.

Today Rottnest Island, off Fremantle, is a popular holiday spot, but few realise the island's dark past as a prison for Indigenous men.

Today Rottnest Island, off Fremantle, is a popular holiday spot, but few realise the island's dark past as a prison for Indigenous men.

Prison program helps re-home ex-racing greyhounds. | ABC News

Prison program helps re-home ex-racing greyhounds. | ABC News

Located on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, Biloela was established in 1871 to deal with “street arabs’’, a term used to describe orphans and homeless children. The school has a dark history that includes rape, beatings, arson and riots. Picture: Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

Located on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, Biloela was established in 1871 to deal with “street arabs’’, a term used to describe orphans and homeless children. The school has a dark history that includes rape, beatings, arson and riots. Picture: Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

For over a decade, actor and Indigenous leader Jack Charles has been banned from…

For over a decade, actor and Indigenous leader Jack Charles has been banned from…

25 years after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its recommendations, the rate of Indigenous deaths in prison remain relatively stagnant. Here's a breakdown of statistics, to help make sense of the nation's progress, or lack of, in this area.

25 years after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its recommendations, the rate of Indigenous deaths in prison remain relatively stagnant. Here's a breakdown of statistics, to help make sense of the nation's progress, or lack of, in this area.

Sydney's Justice & Police Museum still has the old police holding cells open for public view. Picture: James Horan

Sydney's Justice & Police Museum still has the old police holding cells open for public view. Picture: James Horan

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