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Prisoners' Aid Association
Title : Prisoners' Aid Association Prisoners' Aid Association
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Source : A visit to the Stockade, p. [1]
Date of creation : 1891
Format : Pamphlet
Dimensions : 230 x 150 mm
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The Prisoners' Aid Society was founded in Adelaide in 1886 as a Christian-based group which aimed to offer religious encouragement to prisoners at Yatala Labour Prison, as well as to assist in their rehabilitation. The idea had come about through the Rev. A.G. Rawstorne and his work with the short-lived Strangers' Friend Society. In late 1889 a series of articles in the Register newspaper drew attention to the work of the organisation and drew wider support to their cause. Today, as OARS (Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services of S.A.), the organisation continues to provide much support to offenders and their families, through government subsidies, as well as the ongoing support of many loyal volunteers.
Related names :

Rawstorne, A.G.

Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services of SA

Prisoners' Aid Association of South Australia

Strangers Friend and Charity Organization Society of South Australia

Yatala Labour Prison

Coverage year : 1891
Place : Yatala (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
Jones, A.R. God in prison, Adelaide: Halifax House, 1977
Offenders' Aid & Rehabilitation Services. Society records, 1889-1991, SRG 244
'Prisoners' Aid Association', Adelaide Observer, 12 October 1889, p. 31
Prisoners' Aid Association of South Australia (Inc). Release, 1969-
'Visit to the Stockade, the Prisoners' Aid Association', Adelaide observer, 25 July 1891, p. 35
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