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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 14 Hansard (7 December) . . Page.. 5842..

The positive feedback that I have received about the hubs gives me confidence that the regional community facilities project will deliver good outcomes for the community into the future.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—capacity

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the minister for corrections and relates to the population of the new jail. During annual report hearings this year on 19 November, it was indicated that bunk beds will be retrofitted into some cells by the end of December. Minister, what is the total number of bunk beds that are required at the AMC?

MR CORBELL: The government has agreed to the purchase of 20 bunk beds for cell block cells and cottage bedrooms.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Doszpot, a supplementary question?

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, what is the total cost of retrofitting bunk beds at the AMC?

MR CORBELL: It is anticipated that the purchase of those bunk beds will cost $39,000. That has been done as a precaution should additional capacity be required.

MR HANSON: Supplementary, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Minister, will the government need to build further accommodation at the jail within the next four to five years? If so, what will the cost be?

MR CORBELL: It is a hypothetical question, Mr Speaker. I obviously cannot answer what will happen in the future.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Ms Bresnan has the call.

MS BRESNAN: A supplementary, thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, what proportion of remandees is eventually sentenced to non-custodial sentences? And what impact does this have on the prison population?

MR CORBELL: I would not have those percentages to hand. I would have to seek some advice and I will take the question on notice.

Mr Stanhope: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

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