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BREAKING: Prison visits cancelled; Courts closed to visitors

All in-person visits to prisons have been suspended at all correctional centres. This is in response to the cluster of COVID-19 cases in Sydney. Court visitors curtailed Additionally, the Chief Magistrate of the Local Court of New South Wales Judge Graeme Henson AM made an order restricting visitors to NSW Local Courts. “I ORDER in …

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BREAKING Prison visits cancelled; Courts closed to visitors

NSW budget: Prioritising police & prisons over homelessness

The NSW Government has announced almost $7 billion for prisons and policing, but only $1.1 billion for tackling homelessness. Greens MLC David Shoebridge says that this shows where the Coalition’s values lie. “Budgets are about choices. NSW Government chose punutive responses instead of supporting communities to have their fundamental needs met,” Shoebridge said. NSW Government …

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Mouse plagues and no clean drinking water: The state of NSW prisons

The mouse plague that has taken over regional NSW has entered Wellington Correction Facility, causing the evacuation of hundreds of inmates. The facility, which houses up to 750 male and female inmates, has been overrun with the pests since early May of this year. A Corrective Services NSW spokeswoman said they were baiting and using …

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Mouse plagues and no clean drinking water The state of NSW prisons

Wellington corrections officer pleads guilty to cocaine supply

A corrections officer at Wellington jail in the state’s central west has plead guilty to cocaine supply and possessing unauthorised firearms. The 29 year old Dubbo man was caught supplying 25.1 grams of cocaine in the small town of Geurie, 30 kilometres east of Dubbo, on 5 May last year. On the same day, he …

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Wellington corrections officer pleads guilty to cocaine supply

Spit Hoods: Time has come to ban the archaic restraints

The call to ban spit hoods in Australian prisons has renewed following the campaign from the family of an Indigenous man who died in custody. Wiradjuri, Kokatha and Wirangu man Wayne Fella Morrison was 29 years old when he died in Yatala Labour Prison in September 2016. Morrison was involved in an altercation when prison …

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Spit Hoods Time has come to ban the archaic restraints

Deaths in Custody rally marks 30 years since Royal Commission

This Saturday 10 April is a National Day of Action against black deaths in custody. WHEN: Saturday 10 April at 1pm WHERE: Sydney Town Hall WHAT: Protest and March It marks 30 years since the release of Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. It also showcases the lack of progress …

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STOP ABORIGINAL DEAHTS IN CUSTODY

First Nations people and the criminal justice system – a tiring story of discrimination

First Nations people are more likely to be refused bail, more likely to get jail sentences and are grossly over-represented in the prison population. First Nations kids are also grossly over-represented in juvenile detention centres and are unfairly targeted in programs such as the Suspect Target Management Program. And yet, the Northern Territory Government, the …

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First Nations people and the criminal justice system - a tiring story of discrimination

“Inadequate” response of staff deprived Nathan Reynolds of a chance of survival, coroner finds

The Coronial Inquiry into the death of Indigenous man Nathan Reynolds found that he died on his cell floor due to  “confused, unreasonably delayed, and uncoordinated” medical response by prison staff. **This article contains images of a First Nations person who has died. The article also discusses the nature of his death** Deputy State Coroner …

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Coroner: Inadequate response of prison staff deprived Nathan Reynolds of a chance of survival

“You should have just let the c*** die” – Corrections officer bullied for saving Indigenous inmate from burning cell

A corrections officer from Victoria’s Port Phillip Prison has lifted the lid on the jail’s toxic culture and blatant disregard for inmate safety. The officer apparently saved an inmate from a blazing cell fire, which then led to his firing from his position, he told the Herald Sun. Code Red and Faulty Safety Equipment The …

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You should have just let the c___ die_ - Port Phillip Prison Corrections officer bullied for saving Indigenous inmate from burning cell

Death in custody at Long Bay Hospital

A 35-year-old Indigenous man was found unresponsive in his cell at Long Bay Hospital on Tuesday. This is a medical facility in the Long Bay Correctional Complex. The cause of death is unknown at this stage, and the coroner will hold an inquest in the near future. “Corrective Services NSW and NSW Police are investigating …

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ANOTHER DEATH IN CUSTODY AT LONG BAY JAIL
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