a phoenix holding a dream catcher

Women who are in prison, and who are released from prison, regularly have to tell their stories to others each time they appear before court or seek support to re-establish their lives. As identified in WCHM’s 2009 report, ‘rarely, though, are these women given the opportunity to tell their whole story, without judgement or fear of being denied services’[1].  That is why WCHM has encouraged women in the AMC to share not only their history and the experiences that led to their imprisonment, but their hopes for the future. This report shares the stories of eleven women who were imprisoned in the AMC who shared their stories with WCHM.

[1] D Wybron & K Dicker, 2009, Invisible Bars: The Stories behind the Stats, Women’s Centre for Health Matters, Canberra.

The stories of ACT Women in prison

The stories of ACT Women in prison