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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 13 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 3998..




(Established during 2000-2001)

Agency name: ACT Corrective Services

Minister responsible: Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Corrections

Name of inquiry / report / review / committee / taskforce:

An ACT Prison - Getting it Right (report by the ACT Prison Community Panel)

Established: May 2000, report delivered in December 2000.

Cost: $45,000 (this is an approximate costing and includes estimates of existing staff members time assisting the panel in their research and compiling their report over a six month period)

Terms of Reference / Guidelines:

The ACT Prison Community Panel considered the general philosophy that would underpin the operation of an ACT correctional facility. In particular, it considered facilities, programs (including rehabilitation programs) and services that would allow for the safe, secure, humane and just containment of sentenced prisoners and remandees in the new prison for the ACT. The Panel also provided its views on the following issues:

� the general design of the prison;

� monitoring of prison operation;

� the types of prison industry that might operate within the prison;

� the provision of recreational facilities for prisoners and remandees;

� rehabilitation of prisoners and appropriate interventions; and

� community initiatives in providing for continuity of care from within the prison to the general community to aid reintegration by prisoners (such as work release programs).

Contact Name and Phone Number: Eddie Issa 62070868

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