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Media release – 14 May 2022

Justice Bleby congratulated SA Department of Correctional Services and Justice Action for reaching an agreement that ensures the Election newspaper JUST US will be given to every SA prisoner to inform their vote. All political parties had contributed to the paper specifically for detainees. This agreement avoided an urgent constitutional hearing before the election. Justice …

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JUST US Vol.9

The 2022 edition of JUST US has been distributed to 40 000 people in prisons in 6 jurisdictions.  With the upcoming Federal Election, this issue aims to provide prisoners with insight into the values held by various political parties. We hope that this serves as useful guidance in deciding on which party to support and …

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Justice Action Year in Review 2021

The 2021 year has been very successful despite all the disturbances. * Lobbied for a National Database into Deaths in Custody * Published a Report condemning forced medication on vulnerable individuals as a breach of the Optional Protocol for the Convention Against Torture * Initiated legal proceedings to challenge governments’ entitlement to hold people in prisons in breach of COVID-19 Public Health Orders  …

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ACEA Conference

An Update on Computers in Cells 30 November 2021 On November 16th and 17th 2021, the online Australasian Corrections Education Association (ACEA) Conference promoted the benefit of technology in prisons and mental health facilities in making education more accessible. Education in prison helps to reintegrate prisoners into society as they are given chances to develop …

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NSW Budget Estimates Committee on Counter Terrorism & Corrections

An Update on Computers in Cells 24 November 2021 In a letter to Justice Action, Acting Commissioner of Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) Kevin Corcoran has provided an updated status of computers in cells. Currently, he estimates around 7,000 prisoners have a device that they can use after lock-in hours. CSNSW has 600 existing tablets that …

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COVID-19 in NSW Prisons

80% Vaccination Rates in Prisons  Last edited: 25/10/2021 This document has been created to summarise the potential risks for prisoners in the event that the targeted 80% vaccination rate is reached in NSW prisons. Table of Contents Introduction 2 Increased COVID-19 Transmissibility in Prisons 2 Recognising prisons as a vulnerable place for COVID to attack …

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Justice Action Outside the NSW Supreme Court

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FpByrLERjA Justice Action’s Brett Collins, Jacob Grech & Rachel Evans at a speakout outside the Supreme Court of NSW. JA is assisting the plaintiffs, who are families of prisoners in their case against the NSW Dept of Corrections to force them to implement measures including the ability to social distance, mandated exercise & open air periods, computer …

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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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