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.
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.