Prisoners

  • Does ‘Never to be Released’ mean ‘life’?

    1st Aug 2019

    Tom Percy QC explores six questions arising from the sentencing of Anthony Harvey, the first person in WA ordered by a judge never to be eligible for parole.

  • New sentencing laws in NSW

    6th Dec 2018

    Practical information for criminal lawyers and their clients.

  • Self-Represented Prisoners left behind in the justice system?

    4th Mar 2016

    Prisoners are arguably one of the most disadvantaged groups in Australia (and the world). Little to no research has been conducted about the impact on prisoners who are also self-represented litigants (hereinafter referred to as ‘self-represented prisoners’) such as, the extent to which prisoners encounter difficulties in accessing justice while in prison, the impact on prisoners and the resolution of their legal problem, and what efforts, if any, are being made by different Corrective Services departments to facilitate better access to justice.