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