Story: Prisoner support and advocacy

PILLARS drop-in centre, 1993 (1st of 3)

PILLARS drop-in centre, 1993

PILLARS operated a drop-in centre in Christchurch behind the Addington Remand Prison in the early 1990s. Prisoners' families could have a cup of tea or coffee before or after prison visits. They could also access support from PILLARS volunteers and meet with others in similar circumstances. The drop-in centre was one of the many ways in which PILLARS attempted to respond to the needs of prisoners' families.

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Kathy Dunstall, 'Prisoner support and advocacy - Other support and advocacy organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2020)

Story by Kathy Dunstall, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 18 May 2018