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Prison Issues

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Women in Prison Forum

Women in Prison Forum

Women in Prison FORUM:
Mothers, Sisters, Daughters

WEDNESDAY 13 AUGUST 2014
PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Sydney,

CHAIR: THE HON. ELIZABETH EVATT AC
Former Chief Justice, Family Court of Australia

SPEAKERS:
PAT O’SHANE, Former Magistrate, first Australian Aboriginal barrister
PROFESSOR EILEEN BALDRY, President…

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Women of Minority in Prison

Women from non-english speaking Backgrounds in Prison

Imprisonment is an isolating, dislocating and frightening experience for any prisoner. For those from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds (NESB) these experiences can be intensified.

Many prisoners from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds have to…

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Roseanne Catt

This case exposes the thorough erosion of so much that is good in our society - the issues themselves become clouded by disbelief. Roseanne Catt is already the longest serving female prisoner in NSW.

Roseanne Catt was found guilty of trying to kill her husband in 1991. She was sentenced to 12 years…

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iExpress

iExpress: Now launching prisoners & mental health patients online!

Justice Action is proud to introduce iExpress, the world’s first prisoner webpage and interactive email system aimed at empowering people in prisons and forensic hospitals and bringing them into the digitial world, reducing…

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Inside Time Article

Burn Baby Burn

Why smoking bans in prisons always go up in smoke

The July introduction of smoking bans in prisons triggered a prison riot of historical scale and intensity in the Australian state of Victoria. Twelve hours before the ban commenced, outraged prisoners lit fires and caused $10 million…

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