Tanika* contacted Prisoners Legal Service seeking assistance with having her parole suspension lifted after she had made several unsuccessful submissions to the Parole Board herself.
Tanika sought urgent release as she was the primary caregiver for her daughter and being imprisoned had caused her to default on her mortgage.
Prisoners Legal Service successfully made submissions to the decision maker for an urgent consideration of Tanika’s parole suspension. This resulted in her prompt release from custody.
Prisoners Legal Service linked her in with another community legal centre to assist with a family law matter and she received assistance from our Financial Counsellor to help her manage her mortgage so that she did not lose her home.
*Not her real name.