The power of education

To celebrate our very own Linda Fisk graduating this month with a Bachelor of Psychological Science, we discuss the role of education for women of lived prison experience, and what it means to overcome all stereotypes and further your education. We also share our coverage of Linda’s graduation ceremony and celebrations.

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Art and Healing at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre.

The Kunga Stopping Violence Project is a through-prison support organisation in Alice Springs for Aboriginal women. One of their services is a four week trauma-recovery workshop, for women getting ready to leave prison. In this story the Kunga women at Alice Springs CC speak about the importance of art to their recovery and journey forward.

The latest news from Ruby Unit, AWP

We report from the Ruby Unit at Adelaide Women’s Prison and speak to the latest group of women living there, in the prison’s newest unit that opened earlier this year and is special-purpose designed to be non-smoking and programs oriented. How have things changed since last time we visited? Linda, Chris and Mel talk about how is the prison coping with current overcrowding issues and their concerns about housing women on remand in watch-houses rather than prison.

Listen to our May episode

In our May episode we hear the latest from women living in the Ruby Unit at Adelaide Women’s Prison, and discuss the current overcrowding situation and the problems with temporary housing at Holden Hill Watch house. We also have a story on the use of art at the Kunga Stopping Violence Program at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre and celebrate our own Linda Fiske’s graduation.

Listen to our April radio show

Click below to hear Radio Seeds’ April show for 2018.

We hear from women inside the Alice Springs Correctional Centre, participating in the Kunga Stopping Violence Program. We also talk about a recent International Women’s Day event at Murray Bridge that showcased the issues facing women in prison, plus listen to an interview with Mandy, one of our newest members.

 

 

Welcome to the Kunga Stopping Violence Program

The Kunga Stopping Violence Project is a through-prison support organisation in Alice Springs for Aboriginal women. One of their services is a four week trauma-recovery workshop, for women getting ready to leave prison.

Heather had the honour of spending a few days with the Kunga women in H-Block at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre.

Here they introduce us to the program.

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