It has always been the case that - from time to time - official attempts are made to deal with emerging or already-entrenched problems with the management of the Queensland prison system. Reviews and inquiries are ordered, reports published, and responses made. That this has proved to be such an ongoing process demonstrates that there are always issues with prison management, and over the decades Boggo Road has thrown up more than its fair share of headaches for the authorities.
|The 1868 Report into Prison Discipline|
|The 1887 Report into Queensland Prisons|
|The Annual Prison Reports|
|The Bredhauer and Longland Reports|
|The 1988 Kennedy Report|
|The Study of Penology |
- 1867: Detailed description of the Petrie Terrace prison
- 1869: Prisons Inquiry
- 1932: 'New Era. Life in Boggo Road. Humanitarian Changes' (Brisbane Courier).
- 1933: 'Imprisonment Scandal That Should Cease' (The Truth). Official concerns are raised about confining youths with older criminals.
- 1934: 'Prisoners Who Never See the Moon or Stars' (Sunday Mail). A critique of the 'separate cell' system.
- 1938:'Behind the Walls of Boggo Road. Reform, Not Revenge Now' (Sunday Mail).
- 1988: 'Queensland Set For Prison Reform' (Canberra Times)
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