Conditions

Garry Page Biography

Garry Page has served 13 years in prison, between 1976 and 1989, of his indeterminate life sentence after being convicted of  malicious wounding with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm. Justice Maxwell deemed it necessary to deliver this sentence on Garry Page on account of his aggressive behaviour. Life Prisoners’ Inquiry Index Page  While he …

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Robert Veen Biography

60 year old Aboriginal man, Robert Charles Vincent Veen has served more than 42 years in prison after having received life sentences on two occasions. He was convicted for two separate counts of manslaughter, between 1975 to 1983 and again, between 1983 to 2015. Life Prisoners’ Inquiry Index Page  Robert Veen’s case highlights what the …

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Analysis of Submissions

Analysis of Submissions to the NSW Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice Inquiry into the Security Classification and Management of Prisoners Sentenced to Life Imprisonment There have been 26 submissions made to the Inquiry as of 11th November 2015. Government Body Submissions – Serious Offenders Review Council– NSW Ombudsman– Inspector of Custodial Services– NSW …

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Analysis of Committee – Lifers’ Report

On the 4th of April 2016, the Standing Committee on Law and Justice (Law and Justice Committee) submitted a Report to Parliament regarding the security classification and management of inmates sentenced to life imprisonment. It responded to an intervention made by David Elliot (Minister for Corrective Services) on the reclassification of lifer Andrew Garforth. In July 2015, Andrew …

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Smoking in Prisons

GIVE ME A SMOKE Banning smoking in prisons is a deliberate torment of people who have already lost everything. It is the bullying of people who are totally in government control, but it is seen as an easy political statement of being seen to be tough and increasing the punishment of imprisonment. NEWS: Schools Rehearse …

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Supermax’s cruel and degrading conditions

On March 11, a select group of thirteen prisoners, all Muslim, were re-classified as ‘extreme high-risk restricted’, without any explanation provided as to why these changes suddenly occurred. The majority of these prisoners have been convicted of terrorism-related offences, except for two prisoners who are still awaiting trial on terrorism offences. The prisoners’ new classification …

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Life Prisoners’ Inquiry

NSW Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice: Inquiry into the Security Classification and Management of Prisoners Sentenced to Life Imprisonment This NSW Parliamentary Inquiryis about to consider a proposal for exclusion and punishment more severe than ever before. It will consider reducing prisoners serving total life to the status of “living dead”. They would be denied the …

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Inspector’s Report

Overview of Inspector of Custodial Services Report ‘Full House: The Growth of the Inmate Population in NSW’ Parliamentary forum August 26,2015 & CJC/ICJ Analysis of Report JA Analysis of CSNSW Response to Report CSNSW Response to Inspector’s Report “Full House: The Growth of the inmate population in NSW” written by the Inspector of Custodial Services, …

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