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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2108 ..


Mr Gentleman: I am advised that the answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The AMC currently stocks Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray and CS gas.

(2) Chemical agents have been stocked at the AMC since 2010. However, to determine which products were in stock and when would require a considerable administrative undertaking and therefore cannot be provided due to the deadline for response.

(3) OC spray was used during the incident of 12 May 2021 and refer Mrs Kikkert to the briefing she received on this incident.

(4) The brand names for the substances currently held are CTS MK-4 Inert Gel (CS gas) and CTS MK-4 Level 2 OC Gel (OC spray).

(5) As at 21 May 2021, ACTCS has 87 Custodial Officers (COs) trained in the use of OC spray. All remaining COs are scheduled to be trained.

(6) The current training plan will have all COs trained in the use of OC spray within 12 months.

(7) In accordance with the Corrections Management (Use of Force and Restraint) Policy 2020 the General Manager, or Duty Manager in their absence, must give approval for chemical agents to be deployed to an incident by trained staff.

(8) The AMC will continue to stock chemical substances.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—detainee education and training programs(Question No 259)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 14 May 2021:

(1) How many short courses are on offer to short stay detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

(2) What is the maximum amount of time a detainee can stay in the AMC and be classified as a short stay detainee.

(3) Does such a classification exist.

(4) How many of these short stay inmates enrolled in a short stay course between (a) 2017-2018, (b) 2018-2019, (c) 2019-2020 and (d) 2020-2021 year to date.

(5) How many completed the course they had enrolled in.

(6) Of those who did not complete the course, how many did not complete the course due to being released from the AMC.

Mr Gentleman: I am advised that the answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) is unable to provide this information as the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) does not have a short stay detainee ‘classification’.


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