Media release: SA prisoners to receive Election Newspaper (14 May 2022)
Corrections Department back down on eve of Supreme Court showdown (13 May 2022)
Media release: SA prisons double down on election newspaper (10 May 2022)
Legal battle over South Australian prisoners blocked from election information (SBS, 8 May 2022)
South Australia’s corrections department facing legal action after refusal to supply prisoners with voting materials (ABC, 6 May 2022)
SA prisons threatened with legal action for ‘denying rights’ (The Advertiser, 6 May 2022)
Prison paper publisher threatens court action ahead of election (InDaily, 5 May 2022)
Election newspaper denied to SA inmates (Perth Now, 5 May 2022)
Justice Action’s media release (5 May 2022)
Refusal Letter from South Australia Corrections (4 May 2022)
Just Us is a newspaper dedicated to both informing and engaging prisoners ahead of the Federal Election. As the only publication of its kind distributed within prisons and mental health institutions, Just Us plays an incredibly important and unique role in Australia’s democratic processes. South Australia undermines this as the only jurisdiction in Australia to block the distribution of the newspaper, violating the constitutional rights of prisoners and preventing them from casting an informed vote in the fast approaching Federal Election.
With the support of Allens, Justice Action has filed proceedings against Chief Executive of the Department for Correctional Services, David Brown in an attempt to overturn his decision and uphold the rights of prisoners to receive political information.