As you may recall, I was interviewed last year by ABC News and ABC Radio Melbourne regarding the prison pen-pal ban in Victoria. Well it appears I’m now the go to point of contact in Australia for any information on writing to prisoners, something I’m quite happy about. Last week Antoinette Lattouf, a journalist from Network Ten, got in touch wanting an interview about the difficulties writing to prisoners in Australia.
As you can see from reading the article, which went live earlier today, Australia is a long way behind other first world nations when it comes to pen-pal programs for prisoners. Still, being effectively forced to write to overseas inmates instead of Australian ones has been an interesting and rewarding experience.