10 episodes

What happens after you are sent to prison?

Stories of struggle, of resilience and of healing from Western Australians whose lives have been touched by the justice system.

Brought to you by Social Reinvestment WA, a coalition of organisations working to build a better justice system for everyone.

Stories from the Inside Social Reinvestment WA

    • Politics
    • 5.0, 52 Ratings

What happens after you are sent to prison?

Stories of struggle, of resilience and of healing from Western Australians whose lives have been touched by the justice system.

Brought to you by Social Reinvestment WA, a coalition of organisations working to build a better justice system for everyone.

    Ep.5 Robert | Season 2

    Ep.5 Robert | Season 2

    Robert's parents dealt drugs, stability and safety were not pillars of his upbringing.

    After his first armed robbery with his uncle, Robert's crimes became more violent, and his interactions with youth justice more frequent and destructive.

    This is his Story from the Inside.

    To join the campaign for a better Western Australian youth justice system head to www.socialreinvestmentwa.org.au.

    • 11 min
    Ep.4 Gaby | Season 2

    Ep.4 Gaby | Season 2

    Gaby was an angry kid and her needs weren't being met. She was homeless at 15 and fell into drugs and then crime.

    Gaby slipped through our system's cracks.

    This is her Story from the Inside.

    To join the campaign for a better Western Australian youth justice system head to www.socialreinvestmentwa.org.au.

    • 9 min
    Ep.3 Verna | Season 2

    Ep.3 Verna | Season 2

    Stuck on the outskirts of town, with a history of institutionalised racism, incarceration, and inter-generational trauma. Verna has 8 brothers and sisters, she's one of four of them who are out of jail.

    Now, at age 27, Verna is bringing up her nieces and nephews and fighting to catch a break from the cycle.

    This is his Story from the Inside.

    To join the campaign for a better Western Australian youth justice system head to www.socialreinvestmentwa.org.au.

    • 9 min
    Ep.2 Connor | Season 2

    Ep.2 Connor | Season 2

    Young, poor and in the cycle of drugs and crime; how do you get out?

    As a kid Connor's home life was turbulent, his parents were drug dealers and the police were constantly raiding his home.

    Getting involved with the justice system young, Connor has spent his life battling the system, and the forces at play that bring him back in.

    This is his Story from the Inside.

    To join the campaign for a better Western Australian youth justice system head to www.socialreinvestmentwa.org.au.

    • 10 min
    Ep.1 Desi | Season 2

    Ep.1 Desi | Season 2

    Desi grew up with older cousins who were involved in crime, in a neighbourhood where gangs were cool. He was taken away at a young age from his parents who struggled with alcoholism, and like many Aboriginal families, separated from his sisters.

    Desi got into petty crime at a young age, and was on track to join the vast majority of young incarcerated Aboriginal boys at WA's juvenile detention centre, who come from a background of inter-generational trauma and institutionalised racism.

    But something happened to Desi that changed his life's trajectory.

    This is his story.

    To join the campaign for a better Western Australian youth justice system head to www.socialreinvestmentwa.org.au.

    • 12 min
    Ep.5 Tyronne | Season 1

    Ep.5 Tyronne | Season 1

    What happens when you report sexual abuse and are ignored?

    As a kid Tyronne* had to deal with his mother's drug and alcohol abuse.

    He was taken from her and sent to foster care.There he was abused, but the authorities did not believe him.

    This is his Story from the Inside.

    To join the campaign for a better Western Australian justice system head to www.socialreinvestmentwa.org.au

    *Tyronne is a pseudonym.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Angiedow ,

Eye opener

Swung from tears to rage to tears again. Overcome by the bravery and vulnerability of these young people in sharing their stories but most of all has drawn me to get up and partake in putting an end to this hideous system of injustice.

michsreedh ,

Subscribe, listen and participate

This is very eye-opening for me, for someone who is an almost 2-year old resident of Australia. I had a superficial knowledge of the barbaric history of this country but to delve into breadth and magnitude of the atrocities that occurred then and how it’s affecting its descendants today makes me cry. I lived through systemic discrimination all my life and still experience racial and gender injustice daily. Listening to the stories of these precious souls hit me hard.

swiftie13__ ,

Thanks for sharing

Heartbreaking and powerful. If more people heard these stories racism and prejudice could be wiped out in a heartbeat. It’s time to change WA - justice reinvestment is the way forward.

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