Corrective Services NSW

Inmate device eBrief scheme

The inmate device application program is being developed (early 2017) with a limited supply of devices. The process involves submitting an application for consideration through this website. An application for an eBrief device can only be made by a legal practitioner instructed by the inmate in their current criminal proceedings. 

Applications are put before the board on the last Friday of every month. Results are then published on the website. 

Please consider that the devices supplied for eBriefs have no capacity for Internet browsing, file editing or generation. They have been secured to only allow the viewing of the media supplied within the eBrief. Both issued Laptop and Blue PCs can read all media files that are compatible with VLC media player, and any Microsoft office file formats are compatible with 2003 Office or a PDF file.


Step 1:  Apply

Submit Application using the Inmate Laptop Form

Additional information:

  • Provide your name and contact details
  • Provide inmate information including MIN and H number
  • Outline media type contained within the eBrief
  • Estimate the file size of the total eBrief

Step 2: Review 

Additional information:

  • Applications are reviewed on the last Friday of each month
  • Applications are prioritised
  • Applications are reviewed by the Board
  • Only inmates with current criminal proceedings are eligible to recommended for  a device within  the eBrief scheme
  • Inmates without legal representation are required to complete a hardcopy application form at their correctional centre.[RB1] 

Once applications have been received you should receive an email from Corrective Services. This will contain your application number.

Step 3: Results published

All successful applications are on the Inmate Laptop Application Status page

Applications are identified using application numbers provided in the email that is sent at the time of submission.

If application successful

  • Successful applicants are notified by email.
  • eBriefs will be received from ODPP
  • eBriefs will be loaded onto the inmates device by selected members from Corrective Services

If application not successful

  • If your application is not successful for this particular inmate, You are welcome to reapply.


Please contact Access to Justice via email

Last updated:

14 Nov 2023

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