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Summary of Covid-19 Related Complaints

Correction centres included: Bathurst Correctional Centre Cessnock Correctional Centre Clarence Correctional Centre Dillwynia Correctional Centre Geoffrey Pearce Correctional Centre Goulburn correctional centre Junee CC Kirkconnell correctional centre  Long Bay Correctional Complex Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre (MRRC) Mid North Coast Correctional Centre Parklea Shortland Silverwater South Coast Correctional Centre Unknown Contact issues [Name Redacted] Inmates …

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Report on Conversation with Parklea Prison Governor

The Coordinator of Justice Action had a call with Mr Paul Baker, the Governor of the Parklea Correctional Centre on Friday 24 September regarding the COVID-19 situation at the Centre. That conversation responded to the concerns of the prisoners’ families, namely living standards, modes of communication and the lack of access to technological communications.  JA mentioned that …

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Justice Action Fundraiser

The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading rapidly, now infecting prisoners who are sitting ducks and many likely to die. This campaign is to fight for their right to be healthy, safe and in contact with their families and positive services while locked down. To help with this campaign, Justice Action have launched a GoFundMe Campaign  Justice …

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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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NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the Government’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic

https://youtu.be/5Z8bYHHV5-Mhttps://youtu.be/scT-WUyOMho Justice Action recently testified at the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry Into the Government’s Management of the Covid-19 Pandemic.   The afternoon of 17 September 2021 concerned the management of Covid in the Prison system, with the 2.15 pm session hearing from prisoner advocates and the 3.15 pm session from the public servants overseeing the response. …

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Covid in Prisons Press Conference 1 September 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLcbLO0q3VM On the first of September Greens MP David Shoebridge, Professor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney, Thalia Anthony, Youth Worker Keenan Mundine and Coordinator of Justice Action Brett Collins came together to plea for action in regards to the “inevitable” and potentially “disastrous” crisis of COVID-19 entering the New South Wales Prison …

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