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Educational opportunities for prisoners

Access to education is now available for prisoners regardless of where they are, or their previous educational experience. University courses and programs are now accessible without the need for internet or any prison administration involvement. Such educational opportunities are being offered to prisoners due to a gap caused by COVID-19 and a lack of international …

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World First: Computers in Prison Cells With Phones

Media Release: November 27, 2020 We are proud to announce a world first. Computer tablets are now available to NSW maximum security prisoners in their cells, with access to rehabilitation services and education providers, as well as telephone contact with their families.  ABC Radio National interviewed Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Severin and a family member. Read the …

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Funding Approved for National Database on Deaths in Custody

We are excited to announce a victory for Justice Action. This year we have worked hard on lobbying for a national database into deaths in custody. AusTLii, the Australiasian Legal Information Institute, will now receive funding from the public sector bridges program for the National Free Access Coronial Findings, Recommendations & Responses. In addition, the …

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Working Together: A Proposal for De-escalation and Safe Restraint for Authorities with Coercive Powers

Ongoing deaths in custody have provoked increased tensions across Australia in response to both international and domestic events. The lack of cohesive, mandatory training across all states and jurisdictions partnered with a lack of transparency with the public by corrective services has meant there is little clarity regarding the utility of current policy. Furthermore, there …

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