History of prisoner movement

Failed Health Department Plan – Media 160518

Abuse in mental health normal Media release Wednesday May 16, 2018The callous disrespect exposed in Lismore Hospital to dying Miriam Merten will continue. Nothing in Health’s Implementation Plan will change the culture. There will be no ongoing objective accountability, no removal of legislative protections such as s.195 MH Act, no computers and phones in seclusion areas, no alternatives to forced treatment, …

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ACT Prison Report

ACT Computers in Cells Report The Community Justice Coalition (CJC) resolved to arrange a visit to the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), Australian Capital Territory.  This visit intended to extend the work into the Computers in Cells program. The insights of the ACT experience with in-cell technology would also promote further discussions in other jurisdictions. That …

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US Establishes Powerful Precedent for Rates of COVID-19 in Prisons

The New York Times has reported that the 13 top COVID-19 hotspots in the United States have been in prisons and jails, with at least 713 deaths reported as a result of the virus.  The Victorian Government’s failure to take preventative action in prisons has led to mounting concern that this statistic could soon be …

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COVID-19: Prisoner’s plea for release

Currently incarcerated in a privately-run Victorian prison, Mark Rowson represents many vulnerable prisoners across Australia whose requests to the Government for release due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been unsuccessful.  In his request to the court for an injunction for release, Rowson provided evidence regarding serious breaches of prisoner duty of care and abuses of …

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Prison Inquiry

EACH INQUIRY SAYS THE SAME THING OVER MANY YEARS… Detailed inquiries into the NSW prison system and supporting studies say the same thing with almost monotonous regularity; prison does not work in terms of its stated objectives, and the use of imprisonment as a sentence should be scaled down. Despite these findings and the consideration …

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