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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 5 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 2074..


Alexander Maconochie Centre—population and costs

(Question No 909)

Mr Hanson asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 25 March 2010:

(1) What was the average daily population of the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) since the commencement of operations.

(2) What is the current population of the AMC and what is the breakdown of this population by (a) gender, (b) security classification, (c) status, for example, sentenced or remand and (d) Indigenous and non-Indigenous.

(3) Since the commencement of operations what was the average daily or overnight utilisation rate of the (a) Transitional Release Unit and (b) Hume Health Centre.

(4) What is the total operating cost of the AMC for the financial year to date.

(5) What is the average daily cost per prisoner this financial year to date.

(6) What is the average daily cost per prisoner in other jurisdictions within Australia.

(7) If there is a variation between part (5) and part (6), why.

(8) What is the marginal cost for an additional prisoner per day at current levels.

(9) What depreciation rate is used for the AMC and what is the total annual depreciation cost.

(10) What is the (a) target average and (b) marginal cost per prisoner.

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

(1) The AMC average daily population between April 2009 and February 2010 was 142.88.

(2)

Current AMC population

(as at 26 March 2010)

Indigenous

Non-Indigenous

Total

Remand

19

66

85

Sentenced

16

99

115

Total

35

165

200

Current AMC population by Security Classification

(as at 26 March 2010)

Class

Female

Male

Grand Total

Maximum

7

39

46

Medium

6

57

63

Minimum

3

88

91

Grand Total

16

184

200


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