Month: May 2021

Inmate finds new lease on life through art for council

Indigenous art will brighten the walls of a Blacktown City Council childcare centre and teach the children about Aboriginal culture after an inmate donated his artwork at a handover ceremony at Parklea Correctional Centre. Roger, who is unable to participate in physical work due to his illness, has spent recent months painting the dreamtime stories …

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Women lead the charge at Parklea graduation

Traditionally a male-dominated industry, this is the first time women have outnumbered men completing the prison’s 10-week Initial Training Course, with 13 women and 10 men making up this graduating class. The new officers range in age from 20 to 67 and have diverse employment histories, including real estate, IT, construction, warehousing and aged care. …

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