Prisons

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NSW prisons urged to use emergency release powers as Covid cases surge
More than 1,000 prisoners and correctional officers infected in past month despite efforts to slow spread through jails

Tamsin Rose

25, Jan, 2022 @12:30 AM

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Aboriginal children ‘kept in detention’ despite being granted bail in Western Australia
Exclusive: Aboriginal Legal Service says it has ‘grave concerns’ government department failed in duty to find the children suitable accommodation

Calla Wahlquist

28, Dec, 2021 @2:46 AM

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Indigenous 11-year-old released from Don Dale detention centre as lawyer slams incarceration of children
Lawyer calls for ‘lawful, peaceful civil disobedience’ in response to ‘disgraceful’ locking up of children around the country

Stephanie Convery

21, Dec, 2021 @3:58 AM

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Life on the ward: how do you care for Covid patients in prison?
‘You can only build a net, it’s never a wall,’ says Dr Michael Novy, who cared for 160 inmates through a flap in a locked door

Caitlin Cassidy Photography: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

19, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Indigenous inmate in hospital after prison accused of not providing adequate care
The Junee correctional centre in NSW said claims that the man was not receiving proper treatment for an infected hip were ‘inaccurate’

Cait Kelly

14, Dec, 2021 @6:06 AM

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Facebook posts allegedly by Queensland prison officers call for violence against ‘maggot’ inmates
Greens MP Michael Berkman demands an inquiry into comments he says are dehumanising

Ben Smee

08, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Indigenous woman sues ACT over forced strip search her legal team alleges amounts to ‘torture’
The woman, a sexual assault survivor with serious health problems, alleges her human rights were breached by the forced search

Christopher Knaus and Lorena Allam

26, Nov, 2021 @2:24 AM

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Reading freed my mind from prison – those suffering in the broken justice system deserve the same | Ally Colquitt
Access to creativity is an essential way for incarcerated people to receive the compassion that we all seek

Ally Colquitt

29, Oct, 2021 @1:19 AM

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The story of the fugitive homeless man who turned himself in after 29 years on the run
After living in plain sight in Sydney’s northern beaches and working as a handyman, Darko Desic has turned himself in to police and faces court this week

Steve Meacham

25, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Indigenous inmate sues ACT government over ‘vile and racist’ image allegedly drawn by prison staff
Lawyers say whiteboard image of man hanging was a ‘disrespectful, degrading and hurtful parody’

Christopher Knaus and Lorena Allam

20, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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NSW youth corrections officer dies from Covid as prison cases surge
Parliamentary inquiry hears there are now more than 300 Covid-positive inmates in the state

Michael McGowan

17, Sep, 2021 @8:47 AM

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‘Highly traumatic’ strip search of female Canberra prisoner violated Human Rights Act, review finds
Indigenous woman’s mental and physical health caused an ‘inherently degrading practice’ to have even more of an impact on her rights

Michael McGowan

16, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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