Prison and remand policy & civil rights during COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Person sitting in a cell with images of COVID-19 virus appearing through the cell bars

Overcrowded jails risk the lives of prisoners (as well as the broader community) in a pandemic. In this episode of Done By Law, we amplify the call for humane decarceration in the light of the COVID-19 health emergency. We also talk with civil rights organisation Liberty Victoria about other areas of concern at this time, in terms of human rights. With host Marissa and guests Felix Ralph, criminal lawyer (partner at C Marshall & Associates) and barrister Julia Kretzenbacher (speaking on behalf of Liberty Victoria).

Sign the petition to Victorian State Premier Daniel Andrews seeking urgent changes to law & order policy during the pandemic: https://www.change.org/p/daniel-andrews-release-vulnerable-victorian-prisoners-stop-remanding-for-minor-offences-due-to-covid-19

Tuesday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Current legal issues presented by the Federation of Community Legal Centres, giving an alternative view of proposed legislation changes.

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Members of the Federation of Community Legal Centres

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