Prisons are crowded, unsafe places, especially during a global pandemic.
Everyday there’s an influx of workers into prisons putting people at risk. The sick, elderly, mothers with babies inside, and kids are in grave danger. If prisons couldn’t cope with my brother's medical emergency back then, how on earth will they cope with COVID-19?
Overcrowded prisons cannot handle a lethal pandemic. Prison officers are not trained nurses and cannot provide the medical care our people with symptoms need.
Before a second wave hits, Australia must follow other countries like the United Kingdom, Canada, Indonesia, Germany and the United States who have released thousands of imprisoned people.
Hundreds of our loved ones have been killed in custody since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Even though we are still grieving, we are calling on governments to act now – we will not leave anyone behind.
Join us, please sign and share our petition.
In solidarity – Makayla.