PSA UPDATE ON OVERCROWDING

PSA UPDATE ON OVERCROWDING

Corrective Services NSW Further to our PSA email dated 9 February 2015, the vote by POVB members as undertaken at all Correctional Centres on Monday 9 February 2015 has been collated. The result of the ballot of either Option 1 or Option 2 as proposed by the POVB Management Committee is that members voted in favour of Option 1: Option 1 - 23 votes Option…

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Anti-privatisation doorknock: your story, our fight, the community’s service

Anti-privatisation doorknock: your story, our fight, the community’s service

Anti-privatisation doorknock - your story, our fight, the community’s service (PDF version) The PSA's very first doorknocking event took place last Saturday. Members in the Newcastle area took their story to the community when they doorknocked in the Port Stephens electorate. There was a fantastic turn-out and support for our anti-privatisation message. The event brought PSA members from TAFE and Ageing Disability and Home Care…

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Private prison operator Serco meets with Baird government - The Sydney Morning Herald

Private prison operator Serco meets with Baird government - The Sydney Morning Herald

Is the Baird government looking to private prison operator Serco to solve jail overcrowding? Read The Sydney Morning Herald HERE

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Prisons at breaking point

Prisons at breaking point

As members are aware, Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) is at the point where there are no more beds available to house the ever increasing inmate population. Late last year, PSA General Secretary Anne Gardiner wrote to the Premier with her grave concerns about the failure to plan for increasing numbers. Read Anne Gardiner’s letter HERE. Following several meetings with PSA delegates and staff, Commissioner Peter…

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Shared jail cells fine for crooks - The Daily Telegraph

Shared jail cells fine for crooks - The Daily Telegraph

BY MILES GODFREY The government is making no apologies over its crowded prisons as the state's  jails prepare for an influx of violent and serious criminals caused by NSW's tougher bail laws. Attorney-General Brad Hazzard said prisoners doubling up in cells was fine, adding that crooks should be doing it tough inside prison. "Tough new bail provisions and recent police operations have meant that more…

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