Media Releases

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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Mental Tribunal threatens indefinite imprisonment

After an unprecedented six weeks in consideration, the Mental Health Review Tribunal made a 58 page decision on March 20, 2014 on the future of Saeed Dezfouli, the man who was subject of the ABC Background Briefing program “The Man Without a Name”. ‘The Tribunal rubber-stamped the hospital’s authority to act as it wants, despite the Supreme Court saying it had …

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Life Prisoners Protest

Media Release October 28, 2015 “Six prisoners on total life sentences never to be released have written submissions to the NSW Legislative Council in response to an Inquiry into current practices for determining the Security Classification and Management of Prisoners Sentenced to Life Imprisonment. There will be public hearings on the matter on the 23rd and 27th of November,” said …

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Life Prisoners’ Inquiry Media Release

Life Prisoners Protest Media Release October 29, 2015 Six prisoners on total life sentences never to be released have written a Submission to the NSW Legislative Council in response to an Inquiry into current practices for determining the Security Classification and Management of Prisoners Sentenced to Life Imprisonment. There will be public hearings on the matter on the 23rd and …

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New Punishment Regime Opposed by Victims Groups

Media Release Thursday November 19, 2015 None of the twenty-six submissions to the Parliamentary Inquiry support the action of Corrections Minister David Elliott in creating a ‘living dead’ status, under pressure from the media. The victims’ organisations support offender rehabilitation programs, want respect for prisoners’ human rights and increased funding for victims. Most submissions (analysis) criticised the information provided to victims …

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