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World First: Computers in Prison Cells With Phones

Media Release: November 27, 2020 We are proud to announce a world first. Computer tablets are now available to NSW maximum security prisoners in their cells, with access to rehabilitation services and education providers, as well as telephone contact with their families.  ABC Radio National interviewed Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Severin and a family member. Read the …

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Southern Cross University Now Open to Prisoners

Latest News Southern Cross University Now Open to Prisoners Southern Cross University (SCU) is now providing higher education courses that can be completed by incarcerated individuals around Australia. SCU will provide learning materials online or through hard copy course guides for those with limited or no access to the internet. In line with the recent …

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Funding Approved for National Database on Deaths in Custody

We are excited to announce a victory for Justice Action. This year we have worked hard on lobbying for a national database into deaths in custody. AusTLii, the Australiasian Legal Information Institute, will now receive funding from the public sector bridges program for the National Free Access Coronial Findings, Recommendations & Responses. In addition, the …

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Prisoners in high security prisons use internet tablets in cells for calls for the first time in Australia

For the first time in Australia, computer tablets are available in cells for prisoners to use for rehabilitation, communication, and education. Dillwynia Correctional Centre, John Morony Correctional Complex, and Clarence Correctional Centre are the first. The phone call capabilities of these tablets in cells has extended the otherwise strict call times, now allowing inmates to …

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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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Community Justice Coalition: Cost of Inaction – Prisoner Domestic Violence

The paper released by the Community Justice Coalition (CJC) estimates that over 500 women and children could have been spared the traumatic effects of domestice violence if the NSW Government had accepted the free offer of online counselling for prisoners in their cells. Additionally $110 million dollars could have been saved over the past twelve …

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World Distribution of Computer Victory

Beginning in December 2017, emails detailing the compelling argument and victory decision for Computers in Cells were sent to all prison authorities within Australia, as well as to authorities in most countries globally. They were requested to adopt the argument in their jurisdiction. In every Australian and New Zealand jurisdicition, each Premier, Minister, Opposition Spokesperson, …

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