Unlocking Victorian Justice: VALS' Prison "Un-Healthcare" Webinar

Monday, 10 April 2023 - 3:00pm
A banner image for the featured webinar, text reads: Unlocking Victorian Justice - VALS' Prison Healthcare Webinar, also the VALS logo and a 'painted up' Aboriginal person holding the middle of old-fashioned scale-weights.

 *Content Warning: This episode of Doin' Time contains audio images and descriptions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have died, and graphic discussion of Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, as well as self-harm, violence, abuse, and racism.

 If this discussion raises concerns or issues, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people can call Yarning SafeNStrong for free and confidential support on 1800 959 563; non-Aboriginal people can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

 This episode of Doin' Time features the VALS Prison Healthcare Webinar from Wednesday 29 March, about the health and safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people in Victorian prisons.

 First up, you'll hear a discussion between Sarah Schwartz, and Megan Williams, about clinical and cultural safety access to public healthcare in prisons.

 Later there is a discussion, hosted by Nerita Waight, featuring Aunty Jill Gallagher and Julie Tongs, who have an in-depth look at topics including punitive vs. rehabilitative care and the Victorian Government Review into the culture of correctional services, issues faced by Aboriginal organisations, detainees and officers in Victoria's prisons, and how the provision of community based, culturally appropriate and ongoing care by Aboriginal healthcare providers is somehow more difficult and divisive for this Government to implement than the current "care" of privately-run companies.