Jail Free ACT announced themselves to the world on Anzac Day Morning. According to the ABC here, these people affiliated with a group called the Justice Action Organisation, who it seems are those wonderful people that complain about compulsary DNA testing of prisoners, speed cameras in vans hiding behind three year old trees etc.
But my personal favourite is a publication of theirs, named ‘Framed’, which, helpfully is distiributed free in all NSW prisons. Helping incarcerated individuals back onto their feet I applaud, however a magazine that is distributed to all prisoners, with stories of people’s expoloits that ended with a brief tangle with the judicial arm of what we loosely call a democracy in this country I do not. This magazine, in my mind, is essentially to the NSW prison community what Page 6 of the NY Times is to Paris Hilton.
[Ed – we have already visited these people but maybe Sssanta missed the fun first time around]
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But anyways I digress. The people from Jail Free ACT have rightfully questioned why we need a prison in the ACT, whilst there apparently is ample enough space in NSW (small problem with NSW prisons at the moment however is that criminals seem to be able to escape from them). But where they have confused is introducing a term called ‘restorative justice’, I was hoping some good RA person could fill me on what exactly this is.
Am I right in assuming this is the sit down with the victim over a cupper and apologising for stabbing their Grandma whilst stealing the video? or am I wrong?