Prison Issues

Prison Issues

Prisoner's Plea


Letter about ban from prisoner


Dear XXX and the Justice Action Team,

My name is XXX. I’m from XXX Correctional Centre.

I am requesting please, as a smoker and on behalf of other smokers, as there are a lot of other inmates in this jail and other jails as well who smoke,…

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Smoking in Prisons

Smoking in Prisons


Banning smoking in prisons is a deliberate torment of people who have already lost everything. It is the bullying of people who are totally in government control, but it is seen as an easy political statement of being seen to be tough and increasing the punishment of imprisonment.


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Prisoner Education Forum 2016

Prisoner Education Forum 2016

Community Justice Coalition (CJC) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) are presenting a public forum on Prisoner Education.

Several key speakers including Shadow Minister Guy Zangari MP, The Greens Spokesperson David Shoebridge MLC, Former Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia…

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Analysis of Submissions

Analysis of Submissions to the NSW Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice

Inquiry into the Security Classification and Management of Prisoners Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

There have been 26 submissions made to the Inquiry as of 11th November 2015.

Government Body…

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Life Prisoners' Inquiry

Life Prisoners' Inquiry

NSW Legislative Council's Standing Committee on Law and Justice: Inquiry into the Security Classification and Management of Prisoners Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

This NSW Parliamentary Inquiryis about to consider a proposal for exclusion and punishment more severe than ever…

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