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Potential benefits of computers in prison cells

President of the Criminal Justice Centre (CJC), the Hon John Dowd AO QC, has in a media release today advocated for the provision of computers in NSW prison cells in order to facilitate education and therapuetic programs for prisoners whilst spending time in their prison cells.

This would allow greater self directed learning toward greater education and development of awareness and understanding and prosocial attitudes regarding topics such as issues regarding the use of drugs and alcohol and domestic violence. The CJC has drawn on research in the ACT, where computers have been available in prison cells for close to ten years, showing access to computers and programs can assist in reducing recidivism for example in domestic violence by over 30%. More information regarding CJC can be found here.

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