Media Release on Covid Outbreak in Prisons 31 August 2021
Justice Action on ABC Sydney 31 August 2021
COVID-19: Prisoner’s plea for release
Prisoner’s COVID-19 Court Challenge
Petition for prisoner releases
Open letter to Governments on COVID-19
The United States Establishes Powerful Precedent for Rates of COVID-19 in Prisons
Media Release April 2020 Coronavirus Must Not Enter Prisons
Conditions in prisons are an ideal breeding ground for infection at the best of times. In a pandemic situation there is a need to act, and act fast. Continuing the current complacency that amounts to criminal negligence is a recipe for disaster.
Legislation has been passed in various jurisdictions to deal with the pandemic and the Government’s own expert advice outlines the measures that must be taken immediately. Governments have been negligent in not following their own expert advice.
Families of prisoners are contacting Justice Action with horror stories of their loved ones not being able to receive appropriate care.
Unless attitudes change, avoidable deaths will become inevitable.