Prisoners' Rights: Use of Force and the Interception and Censorship of Correspondence

On 14 September 2007, the Centre made a Submission to SARC regarding the Justice Legislation Amendment Bill.

In the Centre’s view, the provisions relating to interception and censorship of prisoner correspondence engage human rights under s 13 (right to freedom from unlawful or arbitrary interference with privacy, family, home or correspondence) and s 15 (right to freedom of expression) of the Charter, while the provisions regarding the use of firearms against escaping prisoners engage s 9 (right to life).

Download the HRLC submission here.