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  • Writer's pictureDamien Linnane

New academic and prison publications

It's a big month for new published material. The first academic article related to my PhD has just been published by the Alternative Law Journal. Ensuring universal access: The case for Medicare in prison, which is freely available online and will be printed in the next published edition of the journal, represents a large part of my literature review and work over the first year of my PhD, and represents another milestone in my campaign for establishing mental health treatment in prison, after being denied any myself due to the Medicare exclusion.

Issue 10 of Paper Chained, the magazine I work as editor of, has also just been released today. I'm extremely proud of this issue, which is my sixth since I took over the role, and consider it to be my best issue yet. As always, you can read the magazine freely on the website; it's already been submitted to Corrective Services NSW for inclusion on the tablet system in prison, and will be physically posted out to incarcerated people on our mailing list this week. I'm already working on Issue 11, which will contain, among other things, detailed coverage of my recent attendance and speaking at the Ninth International Cure Conference in Kenya.

I'm also pleased to announce I've managed to find a publisher for my upcoming memoir, Raw. Speaking from experience, publishing is a slow process even once you get a deal, so the best case scenario I could hope for would be having the memoir on the shelves by the end of the year. I'll keep you posted though; rest assured they'll be a book launch in Newcastle to celebrate the publication.

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