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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Jailbreak health project

 

Overview

The Jailbreak health project is based at the Community Restorative Centre (CRC) and funded by New South Wales (NSW) Health. The aim of the project is to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV, hepatitis, and other sexually transmissible infections among the prisoner population in NSW.

One component of the project is the Jailbreak, a weekly half-hour radio program for prisoners, their families, and supporters. Jailbreak is broadcast on Sydney Radio 2SER FM 107.3, on Tuesdays at 6.30pm. The radio program provides information on criminal, prison, and health issues, as well as connecting prisoners to the community through their views, music, and poetry. Jailbreak seeks to raise community awareness about prison, as well as facilitating support and referrals.

The Jailbreak health project has also produced a CD resource which provides some basic information to prisoners and their families in regards to health issues. The CD aims to demystify the NSW prison system, and covers issues that arise for people with a relative or friend inside. Hard copies can be obtained free of charge by filling in and returning a CRC resource order form (found by clicking on the links below).

Abstract adapted from Community Restorative Centre and 2SER

Contacts

Community Restorative Centre New South Wales (CRC)
174 Broadway
Chippendale NSW 2008
PO Box 541
Broadway NSW 2007
Ph: (02) 9288 8700
Fax: (02) 9211 6518
Email: info@crcnsw.org.au

2SER
PO BOX 123
Broadway NSW 2007
Ph: (02) 9514 9514
Fax: (02) 9514 9599
Email: info@2ser.com

For information on listening to the program on a local radio station, contact:
Community Broadcasting Association for Australia (CBAA)
Ph: (02) 9310 2999

Related publications

Jailbreak Health Project (2012)

Families CD [audio].

: Community Restorative Centre

This CD was prepared as part of the Jailbreak health project, and aims to demystify the New South Wales prison system. The CD covers issues that arise for people with a relative or friend inside, with topics such as:

A preview of one of the audio chapters is available as an online audio file from the CD information page. Hard copies of CDs and other resources can be ordered from the Community Restorative Centre.

Abstract adapted from the Community Restorative Centre

Minc A, Butler T, Gahan G (2007)

The Jailbreak Health Project – incorporating a unique radio programme for prisoners.

International Journal of Drug Policy; 18(5): 444-446

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Last updated: 28 July 2014
 
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