Email By Hayley Gleeson Posted February 02, 2020 05:00:42 Photo: Jill Prior is the founder and principal legal officer of the Law and Advocacy Centre for Women. (ABC News: Tom Gelai) Related Story: Indigenous woman dies in custody in Victoria two days after being refused bail Related Story: ‘That’s my soulmate gone’: The mystery behind Veronica’s death in a jail cell Related Story: The women behind bars ‘releasing their demons’ on an unlikely stage Related Story: ‘Alarming’ number of women forced to move out of the Gatwick for The Block are now in jail Map: VIC In a tiny, windowless meeting room on the third floor of the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court one recent afternoon, lawyer Jill Prior sits opposite a police prosecutor, files stacked high between them. They’re working through dozens of driving charges against one of her clients, who’s being held in the cells beneath the building ahead of her bail hearing. One of the offences, Prior will tell the court later, happened while the young woman was sleeping in her car: when police startled her awake, it allegedly triggered memories of a family violence incident and she took off, leading officers on a dangerous high-speed pursuit.”I’m not sure… Read full this story
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