The strike was launched at a news conference in Trades Hall at 12 noon, Thursday August 6.
Media attending strike launch
The Inspector's Report
Symbolic ending of overcrowded prisons
Tracy Brannigan Action Plan
The tobacco ban has a direct impact on prisoners who regularly smoke as it will expose them to the sickness effects of nicotine withdrawal. This also has further implications for any employment that they are undertaking.
Computers in Cells
At Justice Action, we believe that education extends beyond courses designed to focus released individuals into future employment; education is self-directed, and improves the wellbeing of prisoners and forensic patients. Educational access increases the…
SA Ombudsman Defends iExpress
Wayne Lines, the South Australian ombudsman, has found JA to be a multipurpose advocacy organisation. Therefore, the banning of South Australian prisoners communication to JA and therefore access to iExpress has been found to be "unreasonable". The Chief…
JA has continually supported the rights and welfare of prisoners, mental health patients and their families as an expression of the prisoner community in Australia. JA has also contributed to the safety of the wider community. The organisation’s activities have addressed a wide range of areas…
Justice Action is in the NSW Supreme Court to fight for detainees' right to information. NSW authorities refused to distribute the election special to prisoners or mental health patients. It went into five other states and territories prison systems, and all judges and MPs.
‘Dig deep in our penal history and you will find the underlying dynamics of Australian society.’
Babette Smith (2010)
The history of the prisoner movement in Australia exists within the broader evolution of Australian class society. Since our transition from a penal colony into a…
"Oxfam encourages socially responsible companies to support Justice Action by inviting BREAKOUT to quote for their design and print work."
Andrew Hewett, Executive Director, Oxfam/Community Aid Abroad.
In order to stay completely independent Justice Action has relied on Breakout DesignPrintWeb as…
About Justice Action
Justice Action represents people locked in Australian prisons and hospitals, defending human rights in the hardest places. The movement to provide a voice, and to show support for prisoners dates back to when Australia was a penal colony. The movement arose in response to the…