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COMPUTERS IN CELLS

LATEST NEWS Computers in Cells for Youth Detainees 11/17/23 Finland Developments 2023 Music in Prisons Art in Prisons Update Parliament Nov. 2021 World First – Media Release Nov. 2020 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 …

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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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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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MEDIA RELEASE: NSW NEEDS COMPUTERS IN CELLS

NSW Needs Computers in Cells Media Release: 20th April, 2017 “Providing people in prison with computers in their cells would radically improve the outcome for prisoners” said CJC President, the Hon John Dowd AO QC at the launch of the Computers in Cells campaign. “It would enable delivery of domestic violence and de-radicalisation counselling, education, and legal …

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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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COST OF INACTION – PRISONER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

This paper estimates that over 500 women and children could have been spared the traumatic effects of domestic violence if the NSW Government had accepted the free offer of online counselling for prisoners in their cells. Additionally $110 million dollars could have been saved over the past twelve months. While access to counselling programs is vital to prisoner rehabilitation, …

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