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.
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.
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.
Women from Kunga Stopping Violence Program at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre share their messages – “What would you want other women who’ve arrived at the prison to know?”
Photo taken at the Kunga Stopping Violence office in Alice Springs
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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.
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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In our January show we showcased the Tasmanian radio series, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, produced by the Consumer Advisory Group representing women exiting the justice system in Tasmania in collaboration with Women’s Health Tasmania. Check out the full series here, broadcast on Edge Radio