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Families behind bars

Posted by: 4bc.com.au | 5 July, 2011 - 12:53 PM
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4BC Mornings: What would you do if one of your family members was in an overseas prison? Kay Danes and her husband were subject to torture and jailed in Communist Laos. Kay has written a book called Families Behind Bars about her experiences helping families behind bars elsewhere in the world.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Some people don't do the crime Westy. Many people, like us, follow the laws of the country in which we reside in. But sometimes bad things happen and they are beyond your control. You only need to google 'political prisoners' mate and you'll find dozens of cases where people are detained for political views. Not every person in a foreign prison is a criminal. You need to educate yourself mate. And one thing to remember, even those who are in prison have families who are often devastated during this whole internment process. Heaven help you if you ever find yourself a victim of injustice.

    Kay Danes Monday 1 October, 2012 - 9:56 PM
  • @kay:maybe in your world things are perfect but to call Nelson mandella a gentleman convicted for no reason is like calling JOC a nice bloke!!!!!!!He was involved in civil uprising and mudering his own country men!!!!!!!He was in prison because he belonged there not for no good reason,why do you insist on changing history to suit your arguement!!!!!!Dreamers the worlds full of them!!!!!!

    Westy Friday 7 October, 2011 - 3:39 PM
  • @kaye They are not our problems the UN should be acting on these regimes not Australia. You should have more sense than to put yourself and your children into danger and under duress because you chose to work there, wake up not exactly bright. Further you are not slow in trying to make a quid out of it, who wants your story keep your book. Lastly Nelson Mandella started as a terrorist and is still one at heart, just look where South Africa is going now, will be just another Zimbawze outcome. Look at the 14 year old in Indonesia.

    mick Friday 7 October, 2011 - 11:15 AM
  • Westy... you miss the point mate... some prisoners in the world are detained for political reasons. Ever hear of Nelson Mandela or Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma leader). Some families have their loved ones disappear through hostage situation or kidnapping. It would be nice if the world was black and white like you describe but unfortunately it's not.

    Kay Danes Friday 7 October, 2011 - 8:27 AM
  • Hi Kay,Here's a little thought,Don't do the crime and you won't have to do the time.As a Visitor we were always told when traveling overseas,not only were we subject to Australian Law but also the law of the country that had allowed us to cross their borders.It's about respect not remorse once you've been caught for braking the LAW, Boo-Hoo-hoo, Poor Me!!! Please Kay are you for real?????

    Westy Tuesday 5 July, 2011 - 7:20 PM

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