CRC in the Media

2020


Coronavirus triggers drop in prisoner numbers and an opportunity to reinvent the criminal justice system, lawyers say

ABC News – Hayley Gleeson

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Coronavirus rules might feel like house arrest, but these ex-inmates say it’s a world away from life in prison

ABC Radio National – Siobhan Hegarty for The Religion and Ethics Report

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‘Lockdown’ in prison cells

By Andrew West on The Religion and Ethics Report

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Call to release ‘at risk’ NSW prisoners

Canberra Times – Greta Stonehouse and Tiffanie Turnbull

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Prisoners riot at Cessnock jail, lock themselves in rooms, reportedly light fires

Namoi Valley Independent – Nick Bielby and Ian Kirkwood

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Songbirds: Bringing music and storytelling to NSW prisons

On Mornings with Kia Handley

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Interview with Murray Cook and Bow Campbell, plus Songbirds 2 tracks

2SER Dirt Music with Stuart Coupe

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Songbirds 2 preview and interview with Murray Cook

Sandy Kaye: A Breath of Fresh Air

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Songs from behind bars, and a masterclass on the Iranian tar

The Music Show with Andrew Ford

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Worry over social distancing in NSW jails

Blue Mountains Gazette – Greta Stonehouse

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What are the chances of reform to the prison system in the wake of COVID-19? CroakeyVOICES investigates

Croakey

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‘Urgent action’ needed over high proportion of Indigenous women in prison, report says

ABC News – Philippa McDonald

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How are prisoners and their families coping with the pandemic threat? Listen to CroakeyVOICES

Croakey

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2019


Broken Hill Indigenous prisoners find a voice, cultural connection through Songbird music and arts

ABC Broken Hill – Aimee Volkofsky

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Songwriting On The Inside: Songbirds’ Prison Workshops

Music Australia – Graham Strahle

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2018


Drug rehabilitation services needed in outback NSW, inquiry told

ABC Broken Hill – Angela Bates

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Proposed mega-jail backed by prisoners’ families who want to be closer to their loved ones

ABC Illawarra – Gavin Coote

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Interview with Mindy Sotiri Program Director, Advocacy, Research & Policy, Community Restorative Centre, NSW on the challenges and potential strategies to help people in regional NSW who are

Law Report with Damien Carrick

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Call for complete rethink as prison population, recidivism explode

The Sydney Morning Herald – Rachel Olding

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NSW Coalition’s public housing ban for drug dealers would hit innocent, experts warn

The Guardian – Christopher Knaus

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Historic Railway Hotel gets a retro refit and helps people get back on their feet

ABC Mid North Coast – Gabrielle Lyons

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2017


Post-Release Reintegration Pathways: An Interview with CRC’s Dr Mindy Sotiri

Sydney Criminal Lawyers – Paul Gregoire

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Why it’s so hard to start a new life after prison

SBS – Nicola Heath

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Program combats crime, inspires

Barrier Daily Truth – Andrew Robertson

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2016


Life after prison: one man’s story

The Sydney Morning Herald – Tim Elliott

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The importance of rehabilitation for prisoners

ABC, The Drum

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2015


The failure of law and order

Griffith Review – Ann Arnold

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Indigenous people with mental health issues ‘on a train’ to jail: UNSW study

Lateline – John Stewart and Brigid Andersen

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Report reveals thousands of Indigenous people with mental health issues are being ‘warehoused’ in jails

ABC, Lateline

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Recidivism: How can we stop prison’s revolving door?

SBS, The Feed

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2014


Discontent builds over NSW bail reform

City Hub – Christopher Harris

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Prisoner support services face the chop as agencies prepare for funding cuts

The Sydney Morning Herald – Rachel Browne

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Back to prison

Background Briefing By Ann Arnold

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To prevent reoffending, how about giving former prisoners support?

The Guardian – Julie Edwards

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2013


Out on parole

The Monthly – Kate Rossmanith

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Charities ‘wind down’ amid funding uncertainty

ABC News – Margaret Paul

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2012


Indefinite detention and mental impairment in NT

Law Report By Anita Barraud

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