People in custody have the right to feel safe and be treated fairly. Prisons and correctional centres must make sure they respect peoples’ human rights including their right to humane treatment when deprived of their liberty.

If you have spent time in a Victorian prison or correctional centre, or if one of your family members has, the Cultural Review of the Adult Custodial Corrections System wants to hear your story.

Led by an independent Expert Panel, the Review is an important opportunity to help create a safer and more respectful corrections system – one that upholds the rights of every person in custody, that promotes rehabilitation, and that provides support for the needs of each individual.

To participate in the Review, people currently in custody can make a written submission or call the Review hotline (*#10 on the Prisoner Telephone System).

From November to February, the Expert Panel and Review team will be visiting all prisons and correctional centres to speak directly with participants about the Review.

People who have been in custody previously, family members and support people can make a written submission or share a voice recording about their experiences. They can also express their interest in a confidential interview – but please note, due to demand, the Review may not be able to interview all interested participants.

Find out more about the Review at correctionsreview.vic.gov.au or call the Review hotline 1800 431 276.

If you have any questions about the Review or would like support to participate, please email [email protected]