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Virus fears prompt court fight to free Victorian prisoner

Human rights lawyers are taking the Victorian government to court to force the early release of a prisoner before an outbreak of COVID-19 occurs in a jail

The Fitzroy Legal Service and Human Rights Law Centre have filed a case in the Supreme Court, to be heard on Wednesday, on behalf of a prisoner with multiple medical…

  • Tammy Mills
  • The Age

His lawyers will be seeking an injunction for the prisoner, convicted of financial deception and theft, for his temporary release from jail during the pandemic, arguing the state is…

If the case is successful, it could open the door to the early release of inmates who are at risk of serious illness or

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