Media Releases

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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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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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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