Parole in Victoria

Monday, 4 March 2024 - 8:30am to 9:00am
White text on a black gradient reads "Parole in Victoria: Karen Fletcher of Flat Out and Sarah Scwhartz of the Wirraway Police and Prison Accountability Practice at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service"

This week on the program we take a deep dive into Victoria’s parole system.

First we hear an interview by 3CR Broadcaster Priya Kunjan with Karen Fletcher, Executive Officer of Flat Out about the impact of compounding and increasing barriers to parole on incarcerated people in Victoria.

Then we hear Marisa from 3CR’s Doin Time show speaking with Sarah Schwartz, manager of the Wirraway Police and Prison Accountability Practice at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and lecturer at Melbourne Law School about the upcoming coronial inquest into the November 2021 death in custody of Yamatji, Noongar, Wongi and Pitjantjatjara woman Heather Calgaret.

The recent statement issued by Heather’s family and VALS ahead of the inquest can be found here.

Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).


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