Mothers and Babies unit in prisons

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: My questions are for the Minister for Correctional Services: Does the minister acknowledge that between 80 and 90 per cent of South Australia's female prison population are mothers? Is the minister aware of the evidence demonstrating...

Prisoners Accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking questions of the Minister for Correctional Services regarding prisoners accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Leave granted. Many of the more than 3,000 South Australians incarcerated in...

James Nash House Prison Facilities

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I will ask two questions while I have the floor, if I may. How many forensically detained patients are not currently at James Nash House because of overcrowding and are at Yatala or other prisons? Where...

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...

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 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...

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...

Independent Inquiry into Yatala Labour Prison Death

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: When the minister spoke to the deceased's family, did the family make any wishes clear to the minister with regard to their thoughts on an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death? The Hon. P....