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Redacted prisoner newsletter allowed in SA prisons after ban

Prisoners in South Australia can now receive a redacted version of the Justice Action newsletter after an agreement with SA Corrections. The SA Department of Corrections banned the paper from SA prisons. The dispute was due to face the Supreme Court. Prisoner newsletter banned for “inciting unrest” The four-page “Just Us” newspaper contains information about …

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Justice Action: Redacted prisoner newsletter allowed in SA prisons after ban

NSW Government refuses to fix loophole allowing prison staff to strip-search children

The NSW Government has refused to fix a loophole which allows prison staff to strip-search children. In a rare move, the NSW Ombudsman used his powers to force the Government to respond to his investigation into the use of strip-searches against children in prisons. However, the Government refused to make any changes to the legislation. …

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Man found dead in prison cell in Grafton

A man has been found dead in his cell at Clarence Correctional Centre in Grafton on Saturday morning. NSW Corrective Services confirmed that the 41-year-old man was the centre’s first death in custody. Grafton Prison: Death in Custody The man is yet to be identified by Serco, the operator of the jail. They declined to …

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Push to ban spit-hoods nationwide after continued use in Northern Territory

After the continued use of spit hoods on kids in the NT, advocates are pushing for nationwide ban on the barbaric devices. If you wish to support the move to ban spit hoods: SIGN THE PETITION HERE The NT News confirmed today that all states except for Queensland and Northern Territory stopped using spit hoods …

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Push to ban spit-hoods nationwide after continued use in Northern Territory

Infant sues after being strip-searched at Kempsey Jail

The family of an eight-month-old baby strip-searched by NSW Police are suing the State for compensation. The infant was strip-searched by a female officer when his family brought him to Mid-North Coast Correctional Centre to visit his father. The child, by way of his family, are now suing the State of NSW for false imprisonment and …

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Setting the Record Straight: Russell Manser on Australia Story

When 14-year old Russell Manser stole his first car for thrills in Mt Druitt, he didn’t realise he would spend most of his life at odds with the law. ABC’s Australian Story dove deep into Manser’s past, showcasing his incredible story of rehabilitation. The full episode is set to air on Monday May 30 at 8pm. …

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Setting the Record Straight Russell Manser on Australia Story

NT Government support use of spit hoods in police custody

The Northern Territory government is resisting calls to ban the use of spit hoods on children. New data has shown that the use of spit hoods on children increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spit hoods had been used 27 times on children since 2018, and chair restraints six times. The youngest child was 12 years …

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NT Government support use of spit hoods in police custody

Two deaths in three days: Junee Private Prison

Two inmates have lost their lives inside a private prison in the NSW Riverina region within 3 days. A 47-year-old man died in his cell after testing positive to covid-19 at Junee Correctional Centre. Three days later, a 48-year-old woman passed away, within the same facility. Inadequate management of COVID-19 in private prison Prisoner Advocate …

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Two deaths at Junee private prison in 3 days

Prison contact visits re-instated across NSW Corrective Services facilities

NSW Correctives Services have re-instated prison contact visits across its facilities one month out from Christmas. From Monday 29 November 2021, NSW Prisons will permit double-vaccinated visitors into the centres. Inmates the last under strict lockdown For some inmates, this will be the first visit in many months. On 5 November, Acting Commissioner for Corrections …

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Prison Contact visits re-instated in prisons across NSW

Challenge to WA law permitting indefinite detention

A challenge is taking place against a Western Australian law which allows the Supreme Court to keep people behind bars after their prison sentence ends. Aimed at violent offenders, the High Risk Serious Offenders Act WA 2020 allows indefinite detention. Consequently, it has swept up a range of people including those inside for armed robbery. Challenge …

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Challenge to WA law permitting indefinite detention
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