Month: May 2022

Media release – 14 May 2022

Justice Bleby congratulated SA Department of Correctional Services and Justice Action for reaching an agreement that ensures the Election newspaper JUST US will be given to every SA prisoner to inform their vote. All political parties had contributed to the paper specifically for detainees. This agreement avoided an urgent constitutional hearing before the election. Justice …

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SA Prisons doubles down on election newspaper.

Media release: Tuesday May 10, 2022 Correctional Services SA CEO David Brown has identified in a two page letter why he refuses to let SA prisoners read the pre-election paper JUST US. Forty thousand copies have been accepted in all other Australian jurisdictions. He said he believes that The Greens statement that ‘The (legal) system is…often, it’s simply racist’ is ‘provocative …

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Just Us South Australia Court Challenge

Latest news Media release: SA prisoners to receive Election Newspaper (14 May 2022)Corrections Department back down on eve of Supreme Court showdown (13 May 2022)Media release: SA prisons double down on election newspaper (10 May 2022)Legal battle over South Australian prisoners blocked from election information (SBS, 8 May 2022)South Australia’s corrections department facing legal action …

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Media Release: SA prisons/Election newspaper court challenge

Thursday 5 May 2022 Forty thousand copies of the pre-election detainee newspaper JUST US were distributed on April 20 to prisoners across Australia. Only South Australia has refused to accept it. Leading legal firm Allens has given the Chief Executive of the Department for Correctional Services David Brown, until COB today to reverse his decision. If he still refuses, …

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