Australia's National Prison Newspaper

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Around the Country – July 2024

The latest in criminal justice around the country

About Time

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Report on the inquest of Heather Calgaret

About Time

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‘It saved my life’: The programs helping people in prison care for dogs

The amazing benefits of dogs in prisons

Denham Sadler

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Around the Country – July 2024

The latest in criminal justice around the country

About Time

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Report on the inquest of Heather Calgaret

About Time

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‘It saved my life’: The programs helping people in prison care for dogs

The amazing benefits of dogs in prisons

Denham Sadler

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JULY 2024

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JULY 2024

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Letters

About Time will dedicate many of its pages to publishing the letters of people in prison, as well as from their family and friends. This is the centrepiece of the paper: a platform for people to share their experiences and learn from each other. 

The Revolving Door

Returning to custody, and how to change

Anonymous

I am definitely noticing a revolving door in my life with one side being prison. It is a wedge in my life that only I have driven. If I have created it then I can dismantle it. I know I have to get real and start critically thinking as to how I am going to stop. 

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From Paper Chained
Willy Pleasance

My Diet In Jail

Anonymous

Routine becomes a necessity while serving a prison sentence. Our day always begins with an early wake up for a head count. It is challenging to have a healthy diet in jail as the price to be healthy is unaffordable and the ability to purchase vegetables for the majority is unattainable. For breakfast we are provided with several slices of bread and a handful of cereal. You would have to starve yourself if you are trying to lose weight. 

Joe Gough for The New Yorker

Freedom Beckons

By S Shepherd

The more I think about life, the more I realise we have been given the greatest gift of all. Think about it, we could, just as easily, not exist if our parents never met each other when they did then we wouldn’t; but they did, and we do. Therefore, I don’t want to waste any more of this precious gift sat behind a prison door.

From Paper Chained

'Free your mind'

By James

Hi my name is James. I had a traumatic childhood and from the age of six I had issues with anxiety. At 15 years old I started drinking alcohol and immediately I felt relief from my anxiety when I had alcohol in my system. 

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'Stay safe, brave and kind friends'

By Natascha

I spent nine months at Dillwynia CC in NSW; the first few weeks in Area 1 max and then in medium, but I quite quickly progressed to Area 2 minimum. I am currently completing 6 months reintegration home detention. This was my first time in prison and I feel that I did my time well. I went in prepared for anything but also with a basic daily plan that I could adhere to no matter what. 

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