Visits to Indigenous inmates from elders could change lives, advocates say

Visits to Indigenous inmates from elders could change lives, advocates say

Updated May 05, 2018 10:56:44 Photo: The Commissioner of Correctional Services Mark Payne and a performing prison inmate. (ABC News: Shahni Wellington) Aboriginal elders are hoping the rest of the country will soon take note of the benefits that come from their visits to Indigenous prison inmates. Marius (Pirrawayingi) Puruntatameri, …

Underwear and socks gifts banned for NSW inmates in drugs crackdown

Underwear and socks gifts banned for NSW inmates in drugs crackdown

By Housnia Shams Posted April 28, 2018 11:29:15 Photo: Prisoners in NSW are now banned from receiving socks and underwear as gifts. (Flickr: Jody Richards) Inmates in jails across New South Wales will be banned from receiving underwear and socks in the mail, as part of a crackdown on drug …

Woman’s naked prison transfer prompts calls to change system for mentally ill inmates

Woman’s naked prison transfer prompts calls to change system for mentally ill inmates

Posted March 26, 2018 11:07:08 There are calls to change prison transportation systems after a young woman was transported from prison to a mental health facility naked while she was experiencing menstrual bleeding. The Indigenous woman was in severe distress when she was transported from Bandyup Women’s Prison to a …