Month: August 2020

David Dungay

(David Dungay’s mother seen infront of the inquest: SBS) Latest News National Deaths in Custody Database ProposalMeeting the Governor at YabunPrison Commissioner’s response to recommendationsReport on Coroner’s Decision and Recommendations Anticipation Coroner’s decision: Next movesJA Submission to CoronerFamily statement to media 8 March 2019Report on Inquest last day 8 March 2019Report on Inquest 4 March 2019Report on …

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Responses by authorities to Deaths in Custody Database Proposal

The proposal was distributed to authorities with oversight as well as those with direct coercive powers across Australia. These included Coroners, the Australian Institute of Criminology, the National Coronial Information System, Attorneys-General, Governors, Health, Police and Corrective Services Commissioners. Responses have been varied, and will be published in detail shortly. The Coroners were generally supportive. …

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Computers in Juvenile Cells

The lack of access to technology for juveniles in detention centres has been said to be a “significant shortfall” in relation to prisoner education. While all jurisdictions officially mention the importance of education for youth offenders in detention, no jurisdiction has implemented computers in cells that would allow it to effectively happen. But it is …

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Youth

Overview The subject of youth crime has been one of much public debate over the last few years. Statistics demonstrate that many youths who resort to crime face serious social and economic marginalisation. Furthermore, our juvenile clients commonly report experiences of neglect and physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Justice Action believes that major changes have to be made …

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