Tasmania should join Norway, Scotland, parts of US and New Zealand in 'global movement' away from prisons: Greg Barns SC

Adam Holmes
Updated October 18 2020 - 7:56pm, first published 7:55pm
Greg Barns SC spoke in Deloraine on Sunday about the need for a rehabilitation "centre" rather than a new prison in Tasmania's North - and it should be at Launceston. Picture: Adam Holmes
Greg Barns SC spoke in Deloraine on Sunday about the need for a rehabilitation "centre" rather than a new prison in Tasmania's North - and it should be at Launceston. Picture: Adam Holmes

The Prisoners Legal Service Tasmania believes the new correctional facility in the state's North could be part of a "global movement" towards treating prisons as health, education and life skills centres - and it should be built near Launceston, not Westbury.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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