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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2716 ..


(4) What actions were taken against the inmates who were identified as the ‘ring leaders’ in the May 2021 riot, by ACT Policing?

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

(1) Three (3) detainees were issued disciplinary breaches in accordance with the Corrections Management Act 2007.

(2) Charges were laid against two (2) detainees involved in the incident on 12 May 2021.

(3) ACT Corrective Services is unable to action internal disciplines to detainees who are subject of police investigations for the same incident.

(4) Please see answers above.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—accommodation(Question No 403)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 6 August 2021:

(1) What are the names of each distinct area of the Alexander Maconochie Centre that contain living spaces for inmates such as AU North and RU1.

(2) What is the design inmate capacity for each of these areas.

(3) What is the current operating capacity for each of these areas.

(4) How many inmates, as of 3 June 2021, are being housed in each area.

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

The name of each accommodation area of the Alexander Maconochie Centre is provided in the table below, as well as the corresponding design capacity, operational capacity, and number of detainees accommodated as at 3 June 2021. Please note that current operational capacity as outlined below reflects the capacity of each unit when operational (as distinct from the original design capacity). At present, two units (Accommodation Unit North and Remand Cells Unit 1) are undergoing repair works and as a result 76 beds are temporarily unavailable for use.

Design Capacity refers to the intended or designed bed capacity of the facility, based on the number of beds designed into each cell of the accommodation area. A facility’s design capacity will increase where additional facilities with additional beds are purpose-built in a prison. Design Capacity is a measure used in the Report on Government Services (ROGS).

Operational Capacity refers to the total number of beds in a facility which are available for daily use to accommodate detainees. It is distinguished between ‘design capacity’ in response to operational needs (such as double bunking of cells). Operational Capacity is a cross-jurisdictional Corrections concept.


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