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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1683..


December 2003

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for 10 prisoners

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$ 1,799.50 per day

January 2004

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for 4 prisoners

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$ 719.80 per day

Total cost per day

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for 53 prisoners

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$ 9,755.57 per day

The total cost per day indicated for the 53 prisoners includes maximum, medium and minimum classifications. The cost breakdown by prisoner classification are as follows: four maximum-security prisoners at $ 231.07 per day; six medium-security prisoners at $ 182.24 per day; and 43 minimum-security prisoners at $ 179.95 per day.

The costs per day over the last six months varied due to the number of sentenced prisoners per month and the different prisoner classifications. Prisoner re-classification is also a factor to be considered in the total cost of transfers.

Total accrued prisoner cost from the period August 2003 to January 2004 was $4.08 million.

(b) The total cost of transfer for the one ACT remandee from the period 23 December 2003 to 12 February 2004, which is 52 days in remand at $ 231.07 per day, is $12,015.64.

(3) The average number of remandees housed at the Temporary Remand Centre (TRC) at Symonston, each month, for the last 12 months are:

March to June 2003

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Not applicable*

July 2003

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7.32

August 2003

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9.00

September 2003

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8.20

October 2003

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8.94

November 2003

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13.23

December 2003

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13.13

January 2004

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13.42

February 2004

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12.03

*ACT Corrective Services counted total remandee numbers only for both the Belconnen Remand Centre and the TRC at Symonston prior to financial year 2003-2004. TRC at Symonston remandee numbers were counted separately starting this financial year 2003-04.

(4) The monthly average for the operational cost of the TRC at Symonston from the period July 2003 to end of February 2004 is $ 184,740 per month.

(5) (a) The Belconnen Remand Centre has NOT been at capacity at any time in the last 12 months.

(b) The Court House cells have NOT been at capacity at any time in the last 12 months.

(6) There are currently three Canberrans serving home detention as of 23 March 2003, two detainees are in remand and one detainee is serving a sentence, all under home detention orders.


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