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International Computers in Cells Conference

LATEST NEWS Report Technology in Corrections Conference 2024YouTube overview 6 mins Technology in Prisons The International Corrections & Prisons Association (ICPA) organised a conference on ‘Digital Rehabilitation’ in Istanbul from April 21-24, 2024, together with Europris and hosted by Turkey’s Directorate of Prisons. The CJC issued a media release to Australian and Turkey’s media about the […]

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COMPUTERS IN CELLS

LATEST NEWS International Computers in Cells Conference April 2024Finland Developments 2023 Music in Prisons Art in Prisons NSW Budget Estimates Committee on Counter Terrorism & Corrections   OVERVIEW Computers have had a profound impact on society. The benefits of computers in cells with managed internet access would be especially valuable to prisoners because of their

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PRE-ELECTION JUSTICE QUESTIONNAIRE 2023

  Pre-Election Justice Questionnaire 2023 The Community Justice Coalition organises a questionnaire before each state election which helps present different political parties’ stances on a wide spectrum of justice-related issues. Topics examined within the 2023 CJC Questionnaire linked here include the Effectiveness of Imprisonment, Women in Prison, Indigenous Issues and Juveniles in custody. This also

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PRE-ELECTION JUSTICE FORUM 2019

PRE-ELECTION JUSTICE FORUM 2019 NSW Justice system Where: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney When: Monday, 25th February 2019, 6pm – 8:30pm.  All political parties have been sent a Questionnaire created by a team of interdisciplinary experts. Their responses have been documented and will be discussed at the forum.  A background paper

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Prison Recidivism: The way forward

2 mintue read  Prison Recidivism: The way forward  One of the major failures of the present prison system is the high level of reoffending by released prisoners called recidivism. The Community Justice Coalition has addressed the problem and made recommendations which will ultimately save billions of dollars in the cost of the system. After a year’s research including consultation with judicial

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Medicare Access for Prisoners

It is publicly accepted that prisoner health care services are inferior to what is offered to the general public. This is a consequence of prisoners being excluded from Medicare due to s19(2) of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (Cth), which prevents health services receiving funding from Medicare where a State or Territory is already providing the service.

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Music in Prisons

Music in Prisons Paper This paper discusses the benefits that music programs have on the wellness of prisoners. These programs give inmates a chance to show persistence, creativity and flexibility. These are all values that are consistent with stability for inside and outside of prison. Innovative thinking is required to lower the prison population and

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RAPID BUILD PRISON DORMITORIES

RAPID BUILD PRISON DORMITORIES LATEST NEWS  Call to postpone Analysis of Wellington & Cessnock dormitory prison environmental impact reports dated July/October 2016 Legal challenge to occupation Channel 7 exclusive access   The NSW Government has adopted a new concept in prison architecture to allow an urgent response to an unexpected surge in prisoner numbers. This new

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OPEN LETTER TO JUDGES AND MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT: COMPUTERS IN CELLS

Open Letter to MPs and Judges – Computers in Cells campaign CJC’s letter examines the overwhelming benefits of computers in cells and mental hospitals and aims to improve the detriments of the current system. Computers in cells would provide access to counselling, education and legal services for prisoners which would in turn support rehabilitation and

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