Prisoner Pre-release Programs – Response

Supplementary question: how much does it cost per prisoner for a prisoner to participate in a 'pre-release' program and, statistically, what impact does participation have on recidivism? The Hon. P. MALINAUSKAS (Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for...

Prisoner Mail Screening – Response

The Hon. J.S. LEE: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Correctional Services a question. Leave granted. The Hon. J.S. LEE: As reported in an article on page 5 of The Advertiser yesterday, can...

Administration of South Australia’s Prisons

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. T.J. Stephens: That a select committee of the Legislative Council be established to inquire into the government’s administration of South Australia’s Prisons with particular reference to— (a) the costs and impacts (upon prison officers,...

Use of soft restraints – Response

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Supplementary question: is there any truth in the claim in the ABC article on Tuesday, which said that the Ombudsman found that staff from the Department for Correctional Services refused to take up an offer from...

Use of Medication in the Prison Population – Response

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Correctional Services questions regarding the use of medication in the prison population. Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: A fortnight ago, the Australian...

Mental Health Services in the Corrections System – Response

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking questions of the Minister for Correctional Services about the incarceration of people with intellectual disability, acquired brain injury and/or mental illness in the South Australian correctional...

Prisoner Mail Screening

The Hon. J.S. LEE: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Correctional Services a question. Leave granted. The Hon. J.S. LEE: As reported in an article on page 5 of The Advertiser yesterday, can...

Prisoner Pre-release Programs

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Supplementary question: how much does it cost per prisoner for a prisoner to participate in a 'pre-release' program and, statistically, what impact does participation have on recidivism? The Hon. P. MALINAUSKAS (Minister for Police, Minister for...

New SA Home Detention Legislation for Sentenced Prisoners

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before directing a question to the Minister for Correctional Services regarding home detention. Leave granted. The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: On radio this morning the police commissioner said in...

Prisoner Supports and Care Requirements

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Supplementary: are prisoners ever transferred with the objective of getting them better services; for example, if they have particular access needs or psychiatric care requirements? If they do have those requirements and have a treatment plan...