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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2458 ..


When an inmate is inducted into the Alexander Maconochie Centre are they allocated a Sentence Management Officer (SMO); if so, what criteria determine which SMO is assigned to the inmate.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

I have been advised by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate that the collection of relevant information to assemble responses would require a considerable diversion of resources. Further, I note that in some cases relevant advice has been provided through responses to previous questions from Members (for example, QON 100 from Questions on Notice Paper No 2 provides information regarding the cost of housing a detainee at the AMC), or may be available online (for example, information and advice to those visiting the AMC is available on the ACT Corrective Services website).

Noting this, it is inappropriate in this instance to divert resources from priority activities for the purposes of answering the Member’s questions. I do however offer the member a verbal briefing with relevant officials.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—detainee employment and education programs(Question No 300)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 4 June 2021:

(1) Are there any programs, education courses or employment positions that inmates are precluded from attending/enrolling if they have a specific security classification; if so, what security classification would prevent them from accessing any of these programs, education courses or employment positions.

(2) Are there any programs, education courses or employment positions that inmates are precluded from attending/enrolling in if they have a specific sentence length; if so, what sentence length would prevent them from accessing any of these programs, education courses or employment positions.

(3) Are inmates with life sentences precluded from attending programs, education courses or employment positions; if so, what programs, education courses or employment positions can they not attend/enrol in.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

I have been advised by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate that the collection of relevant information to assemble responses would require a considerable diversion of resources. Further, I note that in some cases relevant advice has been provided through responses to previous questions from Members (for example, QON 100 from Questions on Notice Paper No 2 provides information regarding the cost of housing a detainee at the AMC), or may be available online (for example, information and advice to those visiting the AMC is available on the ACT Corrective Services website).

Noting this, it is inappropriate in this instance to divert resources from priority activities for the purposes of answering the Member’s questions. I do however offer the member a verbal briefing with relevant officials.



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