Panel: #FreeHer: Poverty as a Pathway to Prison

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The organising committee of the Victorian Postgraduate Criminology Conference welcomes you to a free public panel event, to be held at Deakin Downton. Register here to attend.

The soaring rates of imprisonment of Indigenous Australians, in particular women and primary caregivers, is not a new problem. However, it is only getting worse. Poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, and institutionalised racism are all key drivers behind these unacceptably high imprisonment rates. 

This year Debbie Kilroy OAM, started a campaign to release women imprisoned (or facing imprisonment on outstanding warrants) for non-payment of fines (and other poverty related issues) in Western Australia. In less than six months, Debbie has raised more than $400,000 in her #FreeHer campaign.

Please join us for an evening discussion on what is an urgent criminal justice issue, with Debbie Kilroy OAM, CEO Sisters Inside.

Debbie will be joined In Conversation with Robyn Oxley, Nayuka Gorrie and Tarneen Onus-Williams.

This is a free event, however we strongly encourage you to give generously to the #FreeHer campaign if you are able, via the following link:

https://www.gofundme.com/bfvnvt-freethepeople?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_co_shareflow_w