What makes Australian prisons different from other prisons around the world?
Intrinsic Random Event
Yeah, location... otherwise, not all that much. All prisons in Australia are government controlled, there are no prisons managed by private corporate enterprise like there are in the USA. So extremely brutal behavior that breaches international human rights law is not quite as easy to get away with legally... though it undoubtedly does happen. The Australian government is far more interested in making life hell for refugees, and placing them in prisons indefinitely (called refugee camps, but basically prisons) until they choose to return home and be killed by the people that they were fleeing from. This apparently helps Australian politicians win elections.
The whole country is a prison.
Convicts are sent to Australia and the prisons are often outdoors and in nice locations.