Media Release Monday November 23, 2015
Today from 9am the NSW Law & Justice Committee will hold public hearings into the treatment of life sentence prisoners never to be released.
Justice Action will bring people with special experience to give evidence to the Committee at 11.15am.
Mr Robert Veen is an Aboriginal man who has served two consecutive life sentences. Mr Garry Page, described as an aggressive psychopath, served a life sentence after voluntarily submitting to brain surgery. Mr John Killick spent many decades in the highest security prisons with lifers before and after his helicopter escape from Silverwater prison.
Evidence will also be offered of a joint online counselling proposal to reduce recidivism prepared by victims’ organisation Enough is Enough and Justice Action that has been before CSNSW since 2014 without any progress. Justice Action will ask for the Committee’s support for this service to lifers and other prisoners.
Witnesses will be available for interview at the lunch break 12.45pm at the back of Parliament House.
Here is the Victims submissions analysis and earlier media releases on the meaning of the isolation of Minister David Elliott.