Tag Archives | corrective services

Corrective services fail on justice reinvestment & recidivism

Research indicates that there is chronic underfunding of educational training within NSW Corrective Services with the majority of correctional facilities having at least one teaching vacancy. Prisoners are also required to pay TAFE course fees in full because due to administrative doublespeak, they are not defined as a ‘disadvantaged’ group. As reported by the Sydney […]

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Computers in cells roundtable discussion – summary

Yesterday David hosted a roundtable with the Community Justice Coalition to discuss the implementation of computers in cells for education and counselling. The event was initiated by Brett Collins of Justice Action. Other speakers included Ron Fabre from Prison PC, Kat Armstrong from the Women in Prison Advocacy Network (WIPAN), and Ken Marslew from Enough […]

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EVENT Roundtable on Computers in Cells

Date: Thursday 11th December 2014 Time:  1:00pm – 2:30pm  Location: Macquarie Room Parliament House (6 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000) Objective: To discuss the issues surrounding the implementation of computers in cells, and online counselling and other services in prison cells Speakers: David Shoebridge Greens MP Ron Fabre, Computer System Expert Prison PC Kat Armstrong WIPAN […]

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Juvenile Offender Prison Rate [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 12/09/2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [3.40 p.m.]: In the recent budget estimates hearing I asked both the Attorney General and the Chief Executive Officer of Juvenile Justice, Ms Valda Rusis, several questions about the rate of juvenile imprisonment in New South […]

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Select Committee on the Closure or Downsizing of Corrective Services NSW Facilities [Committees]

This speech was delivered on 27/08/2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE CLOSURE OR DOWNSIZING OF CORRECTIVE SERVICES NSW FACILITIES Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [5.49 p.m.]: Despite the generic name of the report by the Select Committee on the Closure or Downsizing of Corrective Services NSW Facilities, […]

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BLOG: Bail reform & the return of Laura Norder

The stats on NSW prisoner numbers are appalling. One shocking figure that I saw last week from the University of NSW showed that there are more people on remand in NSW maximum security goals that there are sentenced prisoners. That’s right—there are more people not convicted than convicted in maximum security facilities.

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