Bri Lee and WJN’s Mentoring Coordinator Fran Drake speak about the fREADom Inside Project’s next stage, Bookclubs – by and for women incarcerated in NSW.
Broadcast: 5 December 2022
Interview Producer: Ghada Ali
Ally Colquitt discovered the ‘rehabilitative potential’ of reading while in prison and wants women to have better access to books
ABC News – By Catriona Stirrat – 21/12/2021
Access to creativity is an essential way for incarcerated people to receive the compassion that we all seek
The Guardian Opinion by Ally Colquitt, Youth Worker Women’s Justice Network – 29/10/2021
For women in jail in NSW, a new program will allow people to buy books to donate directly to prison libraries. This former prisoner details just what that will do for women inside.
SBS Insight – Presented by Anushri Sood – 3/11/2021
The Wire, Produced by Rob Osborne – 2/11/2021
7.30 PROGRAM – December 2020
PODCAST – July 2020
4 Corners – February 2019
Criminalising Women was produced by Janine Cohen for 4Corners and aired on ABCTV on Monday 25th February 2019 . It profiles two women on our program, Bekki and Fran and highlights the benefits of mentoring programs such as those undertaken by the WJN. A third woman, Donna is also featured who is supported by Sisters Inside in QLD. Dress for Success who assist women with employment opportunities and clothing attire were also featured.
The documentary highlights the important, critical and life changing role mentoring plays in supporting women, standing alongside them as they leave custody. Being non-judgmental and accepting all women for who they are and supporting them to regain their lives is the centre of mentoring.