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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 5 Hansard (9 May) . . Page.. 1480..


ACT prisoners in New South Wales jails

(Question No 137)

Ms Tucker asked the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Corrections, upon notice, on 10 April 2002:

In relation to ACT prisoners in New South Wales jails:

(1) Regarding the last three available end-of month statistics, what is the breakdown of (a) male/female and (b) non-indigenous/indigenous people among the prisoners.

(2) What are the sentence lengths.

(3) Which (a) jails are they located in, and (b) what are the classifications of these jails.

(4) What programs are in place to assist with: (a) rehabilitation, (b) drug problems and (c) mental health problems.

(5) What is the cost of daily incarceration for ACT prisoners in NSW.

(6) Does the ACT fund any programs in interstate jails for rehabilitation of prisoners.

(7) What programs does the ACT have in place to assist the families of prisoners in interstate jails.

(8) What supports are in place to help returning ex-prisoners re-enter the ACT community, including housing, counselling and employment services.

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1)

For the 3 month period from 1 January 2002 to 31 March 2002 the end of-month-records indicate the following male/female breakdown among ACT prisoners:

January: 132 male, 9 female

February: 128 male, 9 female

March: 126 male, 9 female

For the same period the end-of-month statistics indicate the following ratio of non-indigenous to indigenous prisoners:

January: 128 non-indigenous, 13 indigenous

February: 124 non-indigenous, 13 indigenous

March: 123 non-indigenous, 12 indigenous.


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