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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 2927..


Alexander Maconochie Centre—emergency calls (Question No 2231)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 1 May 2012:

In relation to the answer to question on notice No. 2100, what is the total number of emergency code calls made at the Alexander Maconochie Centre that are classified in the categories of (a) medical emergency, (b) prisoners fighting, (c) staff member assaulted, (d) fire, (e) prisoner disturbance or riot, (f) hazardous material, (g) spillage or leaks, (h) hostage situation, (i) escape or attempted escape, (j) breach of external perimeter by external source, (k) death and (l) other, for the periods (i) 1 January to 31 March 2010, (ii) 1 April to 30 June 2010, (iii) 1 July to 30 September 2010, (iv) 1 October to 31 December 2010, (v) 1 January to 31 March 2011, (vi) 1 April to 30 June 2011, (vii) 1 July to 30 September 2011 and (viii) 1 October to 31 December 2011.

Dr Bourke: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The data requested has been collated in the table below. The table shows that the overwhelming majority of code calls have been for 'fire'. There have been numerous smoke alarms triggered by detainees cooking in cottage accommodation and smoking in cells.

It should also be noted that whilst this table indicates that there have been 44 'staff member assaulted' code calls made over the two year period, as advised in the answer to question on notice No 2100, only five of these were reportable assaults of staff members. A code may be called over the radio in a situation where a staff member feels that the threat of assault is imminent.

One of the disturbance code calls refers to the (widely publicised) incident of April 2010 in which a number of detainees gained access to a cellblock roof. The other disturbance was minor in nature, which involved a very small number of detainees, was de-escalated quickly and resulted in no injuries (to detainees or staff).

1/1/10 - 31/3/10 1/4/10 - 30/6/10 1/7/10 - 30/9/10 1/10/10 - 31/12/10 1/1/11 - 31/3/11 1/4/11 - 30/6/11 1/7/11 - 30/9/11 1/10/11 - 31/12/11 Total Medical emergency 17 21 11 13 7 4 1 4 78 Prisoners fighting 4 9 11 11 5 7 8 6 61 Staff member assaulted 2 10 9 3 5 5 5 5 44 Fire 57 58 80 48 52 42 26 36 399 Prisoner disturbance or riot 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Hazardous material, spillage or leak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hostage situation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Escape or attempted escape 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1


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