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Prisoner contact with children

Information to assist a prisoner and their families understand the law about having contact with a child while a person is in prison.

Parents who are in prison often have difficulty maintaining or re-establishing contact with their children while they are inside. This topic explains in what situations contact may be possible and what a prisoner can do to maximise their chances of having a meaningful relationship with their child.


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