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.
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.
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.”
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Photos taken by Charandev Singh, used with permission
Our September show with music removed to comply with copyright requirements.
This month we focus on the current inquiry into the death-in-custody of Aunty Tanya Day in Victoria. We also review the latest SALA Prisoners’ Art exhibition and promote a few of our upcoming fundraisers.
In light of the recent events, and the case of a woman strip-searched before attending a festival, we discuss the effects of this practice on women – especially those who’ve suffered previous sexual assault.
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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.
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