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NSW prisons are fundamentally failing to rehabilitate inmates

In a damning report the NSW Auditor General has found that NSW jails are systemically failing in their responsibility to rehabilitate prisoners. Critical findings include that 75% of inmates who needed access to rehabilitation programs were not given a chance to complete them before their release. The failure to provide even rudimentary rehabilitation programs to […]

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From arrest to charge to bail to court to jail – Aboriginal people face a biased criminal justice system

Aboriginal people in NSW are more likely to charged, more likely to be refused bail and more likely to spend time in jail than non-Aboriginal people who commit the same offence. The criminal justice system is NSW is increasingly biased against Aboriginal people according to the latest comprehensive report. The latest analysis released by BOCSAR […]

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Private Prisons

This speech was delivered on 20.09.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. The United States of America leads the world in many ways. One of those is in jailing its own, with the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world. Of course, that surge started with the Reagan administration’s […]

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Attorney General and Justice

Failed law and order auction sees extraordinary budget blowout

The result of cuts to legal aid and court services, following years of law and order auctions, have resulted in an extraordinary blowout in the budget with a shocking $3.8 billion being spent on private prisons. Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “Premier Mike Baird is doing everything he can to push up […]

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