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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 9 Hansard (18 September) . .

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Answers to questions

Crime—parole and periodic detention (Question No 272)

Mr Hanson asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 7 May 2014 (redirected to the Minister for Corrective Services):

In relation to the Sentence Administration Board (SAB), and noting that the annual reports from the SAB are inconsistent or incomplete concerning the following data, could the Minister please provide or advise:

(1) the number of parolees and paroles automatically cancelled as a consequence of re-offence;

(2) the number of periodic detention (PD) prisoners with PD automatically cancelled as a consequence of re-offence;

(3) in each of the past eight years, what are the number of:

(a) applications for parole from prisoners;

(b) parole applications rejected subject to section 122(2)(a) of the Crimes (Sentence Administration) Act 2005 (CSA Act);

(c) parole orders;

(d) parole ordered refused;

(e) parole orders made (i) without hearing, and (ii) on hearing;

(g) parole hearings;

(h) orders being refused at hearing;

(i) breaches of parole reported;

(j) parolees arrested by police having breached or suspected of breaching parole;

(k) breaches of parole considered by the SAB resulting in (i) no further action, (ii) warning, (iii) advice to Director-General, (iv) changing parole conditions, and (v) cancellation of parole;

(l) breaches of periodic detention (PD);

(m) PD breaches arrested by police having breached or suspected of breaching PD;

(n) PD breach hearings considered by the SAB under (i) section 66, and (ii) section 73 of the CSA Act;

(o) occasions where the SAB issued warrants to require a PD prisoner to appear before the SAB; and

(p) breaches of PD considered by the SAB resulting in (i) no further action, (ii) warning, (iii) advice to Director-General, (iv) changing PD conditions, (v) suspend PD, and (v) cancellation of PD;


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