Trailblazer to talk prison abolition

Sisters Inside founder and lawyer Debbie Kilroy will present an online seminar about prison abolition.

Trailblazing advocate and lawyer Debbie Kilroy will speak about ending the criminalisation and imprisonment of females for James Cook University’s (JCU) Law Seminar Series next week.

The founder of Sisters Inside and Kilroy & Callaghan lawyers will present online seminar Pioneering Prison Abolition on Tuesday, 16 July.

Debbie was jailed for drug trafficking in 1989 for six years, during which she was stabbed and witnessed the only murder inside an Australian women’s prison.

After her release in 1992, she established Sisters Inside, which advocates for the human rights of women in the criminal justice system.

Debbie was awarded an OAM in 2003 and a National Human Rights Medal in 2004.

In 2007, she became the first person in Australia who has serious convictions to be admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland.


The free seminar will be held online at 11am. The one-hour presentation is worth 1 CPD point.

Register here. For details of other presentations in the James Cook University Law Seminar Series, visit the website.

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