31 Jan 2020

Keeping fathers connected to their children during prison terms

From Morning Report, 8:36 am on 31 January 2020

Nurturing men's parenting skills while they're prison can reduce the chances of them reoffending when they get out.

Nearly a third of men released from prison end up back inside after a just year and a Monash University researcher says teaching inmates how to be good fathers and keeping them connected to their children should be made a key priority for The Department of Corrections.

Insight's Teresa Cowie has been inside Northland Prison where special efforts are being made to bring father and child together.