Month: August 2020

Open Prison Project

Unfortunately, society in general and prison authorities, in particular, treat prisoners as outcastes”(The Dalai Lama, 1999) ObjectivesTo provide community input into the NSW prison system in order to: Improve public perception of the criminal justice system. Improve offender rehabilitation rates. Reduce offender recidivism rates. Improve prospects for social reintegration post release. Develop personal and community …

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Queensland’s changes to sex offender legislation: An overview

The Proposal The Queensland Parliament has recently made a proposal for new changes to legislation that will place an overriding power on the Attorney General to overrule any previous court decision and detain individuals who are deemed a ‘risk to the public’ indefinitely, despite the fact they have completed their original sentence. The legislation will …

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DNA Testing

The battle for your DNAThe power of genetic research on large populations is impressive, and more will be carried out on other groups isolated by geography, cultural heritage, family lineage, and as yet unimagined categories. The value of such research is the knowledge it yields for individuals, groups and societies who can benefit from it. …

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Crime

Forensic DNA: Statement of Principles No one, whether convicted or otherwise, should be forced to give a medical sample of any kind unless it has been determined in open court that their right to bodily integrity and genetic privacy is exceeded by overwhelming issues of public interest in the evidence likely to be produced. 2. …

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Online Legal Services

LATEST NEWS Victory: Computers for Legal Access in Liristis v State of New South Wales27/04/2017 Media Release: Computer Restrictions Justify Bail   OverviewEveryone is entitled to justice, and to fair treatment before the law. This especially includes people in prison who are totally dependent on state control and the most vulnerable, subject to the harshest punishment …

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The BG Case

Mr BG, an inmate at Parklea Correctional Centre, has filed several complaints against Parklea for denying, hindering and impeding his right as an inmate to access to justice. Firstly, Mr G was denied legal services of legal resources for his upcoming criminal and civil proceedings. He was not allowed to forward legal documents to his …

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