Prisons

Supreme Court Action on Behalf of Prisoners and Their Families

MEDIA RELEASE 6 October 2021 COVID Prisoner Release Court Challenge “A legal team has been assembled to call for the release of prisoners before the NSW Supreme Court this morning. This follows hundreds of infections, total lockdowns of all prisons and the refusal by Acting Commissioner Kevin Corcoran to release prisoners under the emergency legislation brought in last year for the purpose” said Justice …

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Meeting with East Timor Consul-General 3rd February 2021

On Wednesday, 3rd of February 2021, Justice Action facilitated a meeting between East Timor Consul-General Luciano Valentim Da Conceicao and the President of the Community Justice Coalition and International Commission of Jurists, The Hon John Dowd AO QC. In the meeting, there were several points that importantly highlighted the agreement to collaborate and support the …

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Official Review of Prisoner Computer and Internet Access

AIC’s Official Review of Prisoner Computer and Internet Access The emerging use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in prisons is promised to ‘transform the daily lived experience of prisoners’, as stated in a recent analysis paper by the Australia Institute of Criminology (AIC). The paper analysed the benefits arising from increased implementation of information and communications technology …

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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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