Prisons

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Magistrate grants girl bail amid concern she would join dozens of children held in adult watch houses for weeks
Eoin Mac Giolla Ri in a separate case last month said children could be exposed to ‘drunk, abusive, psychotic’ detainees

Eden Gillespie

07, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Daniel Andrews rebuffs Greens ultimatum, saying he won’t be rushed on bail reform
Victorian government seeks to differentiate its treatment of alleged violent and non-violent offenders

Benita Kolovos

07, Feb, 2023 @5:08 AM

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Teen had parole cancelled and was returned to detention after trying to kill himself, court hears
Lawyer argues revoking of parole should be considered mitigating factor in youth’s subsequent offending

Nino Bucci

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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New Zealand PM welcomes change to Australia’s ‘corrosive’ deportation policy
Length of time someone has lived in Australia will be taken into account when considering whether to deport Kiwis who have been sentenced to a year or more in prison

Charlotte Graham-McLay and Henry Belot

01, Feb, 2023 @12:39 AM

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Unsentenced prisoners make up a third of Australia’s prison population as bail refusals boom
Advocates urge overhaul of laws to ensure people aren’t needlessly funnelled into jail

Adeshola Ore

31, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Complete, unmitigated disaster’: inquest into Veronica Nelson’s death urges overhaul of ‘discriminatory’ Victorian bail laws
Coroner refers prison health contractor to Director of Public Prosecutions over death in custody

Adeshola Ore

30, Jan, 2023 @4:04 AM

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‘Without dignity’: how Veronica Nelson’s death exposed cruelty of Victoria’s bail laws
When coroner Simon McGregor hands down his findings on Monday the government is going to have no choice but to act

Benita Kolovos and Adeshola Ore

27, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Australians urged to ditch ‘tough on crime’ mindset for youth justice as it does not work
As Queensland cracks down on young offenders, experts fear ill-informed public sentiment is influencing policy

Ben Smee

25, Jan, 2023 @1:00 AM

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Pressure builds on Victoria to overhaul bail laws in response to Indigenous woman’s death on remand
Ahead of coroner handing down findings into death of Veronica Nelson, her partner says she ‘shouldn’t have been in jail’

Benita Kolovos

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Immigration detainee not given new food because maggots ‘just on the vegetables’, report finds
Advocates say ombudsman’s findings lay bare ‘inhumane’ treatment in Australia’s detention centres

Adeshola Ore

23, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Australian researchers identify genes that cause sarcomas – as it happened
First genetic map to identify important genes that cause one of most common cancers in children. This blog is now closed

Caitlin Cassidy, Cait Kelly and Martin Farrer (earlier)

20, Jan, 2023 @7:38 AM

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‘People before profits’: Victoria to ditch private health providers in women’s prisons
Corrections minister Enver Erdogan to confirm transition to public services, in move welcomed by Indigenous advocates

Benita Kolovos

20, Jan, 2023 @12:05 AM

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