Listen to our October 2019 show

Listen to our full October 2019 show, with music removed to comply with copyright requirements. It heavily features an interview/conversation with Lee Odenwalder — Shadow Minister for Police, Emergency Services & Correctional Services in South Australia.

These are their stories!

In the criminal justice system, women and girls are being locked up at an alarming rate. At Seeds of Affinity, women of lived prison experience are pushing back against the stigma of being associated with a criminal record.

These are their stories.

 

Custody-death inquest for Aunty Tanya Day considers the role played by systemic racism.

Heather interviews Latoya Aroha Rule, who has been attending the inquest into the death-in-custody of Aunty Tanya Day.

“In December 2017, Aunty Tanya Day, a proud Yorta Yorta woman and a respected and much-loved member of the Aboriginal community in Victoria, was travelling by train to Melbourne. She was asleep when a V/Line worker decided she needed to be removed from the train and called Castlemaine police who arrested her for public drunkenness. While in police custody in Castlemaine she fell and sustained injuries that claimed her life 17 days later.”
Information from: actionnetwork.org/petitions/end-ab…HVCiw6dZRbbY-YcA

Feel free to rebroadcast – just let us know.

Photos taken by Charandev Singh, used with permission

 

Wring out Fairlea Prison

Over the past two months we’ve showcased the Wring Out Fairlea radio documentary, produced out of 3CR.

The first Wring Out Fairlea demonstration was organised by the Coalition Against Women’s Imprisonment and took place at the former Fairlea women’s prison in Melbourne on 26 June 1988. The Wring Out action was repeated three more times over the next eight years, bringing thousands of people to encircle Fairlea prison in protest and in solidarity with the women inside.

Take a listen!