Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in prison - Louise Lynch

A NOTE FOR LISTENERS – This episode discusses the issue of deaths in custody of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Gamilaraay woman, Louise Lynch is the manager of Corrective Services NSW’s Aboriginal Strategy and Policy Unit. Louise first came to work in NSW prisons as a teacher more than 25 years ago and she’s dedicated her career to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in prison and, among many important initiatives, improving and embedding culturally appropriate training for staff in corrective services.


Louise tells us about the complexities of the justice system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and how, and why, it looks very different for men and women.


Find out more about the work and employment opportunities in Corrective Services NSW here: or at the service in your state.


Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest:  Louise Lynch, Manager Aboriginal strategy and policy unit Corrective Services NSW 

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:


Lifeline  on 13 11 14


13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)


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