Month: September 2020

Failed Health Department Plan – Media 160518

Abuse in mental health normal Media release Wednesday May 16, 2018The callous disrespect exposed in Lismore Hospital to dying Miriam Merten will continue. Nothing in Health’s Implementation Plan will change the culture. There will be no ongoing objective accountability, no removal of legislative protections such as s.195 MH Act, no computers and phones in seclusion areas, no alternatives to forced treatment, …

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Benefits of Education

      Physical and Mental Health and Wellbeing        Reducing Substance Abuse       Reducing Recidivism       Employment and Rehabilitation       Personal Development and Self-expression Firstly, we believe that education will improve the wellbeing of the prisoner during their time incarcerated. Education carries enormous potential in simply providing a positive outlet …

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Education

“Knowledge is power.  Information is liberating.  Education is the premise of progress.” – Kofi Annan LATEST NEWSRAND (Reports on the efficacy of prison education programs)Prisoner Public Education AttackedDenying Education to the Willing: The Jeffrey McKane StoryComputers in Cells Roundtable DIscussionPrison Education Public Forum FootagePrison Education Public Forum Summary Paper Providing education to people in prisons …

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Online Counselling in Prison Cells

LATEST NEWS Online Counselling In Prison CellsPrisons and Terrorism: Radicalisation and De-radicalisationCJC Prison Responses to Terrorism: Online De-radicalisation Proposal  Counselling is an effective method of changing people’s behaviour. The use of computers in prisons is a fantastic means to facilitate counselling through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is derived from two different fields, cognitive theory and …

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Recent Responses to our Online Counselling Proposal

On the 23rd November 2015, Justice Action presented a proposal regarding the provision of online counselling to prisoners at the NSW Legislative Inquiry. It was a proposal to initiate a three-month trial of online counselling in cells at no cost to the government. The proposal is supported by victims group ‘Enough is Enough’ and ‘Prisoner’s Aid of …

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CJC Media Release: Campaign Begins

CJC Media Release Community Justice Coalition (CJC) recently released a media release   commenting on the urgent need for computers in prisons across NSW and Australia. CJC advocates for the myriad of benefits that computers in cells will provide for prisoners and the community that would “radically improve outcomes for prisoners”. CJC explains that the easy access to computers …

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