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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 December 2021) . . Page.. 4171 ..


(2) How many recommendations from the various oversight bodies have been fully implemented since the Minister took on the Corrections portfolio and what were those recommendations.

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

(1) The statement was in reference to the closure of several recommendations from the following reports:

Review of the care and management of remandees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (Inspector of Correctional Services’)

Healthy Prison Review of the Alexander Maconochie Centre (Inspector of Correctional Services)

Review of ACT Corrective Services Court Transport Unit (Inspector of Correctional Services’), and

Parole processes at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (ACT Ombudsman).

(2) Since November 2020, ACT Corrective Services has completed actions to address 49 recommendations made by oversight bodies. These recommendations are:

Recommendations 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 — Review of ACT Corrective Services Court Transport Unit.

Recommendations 4, 8, 10, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 30, 35, 41, 48, 63, 64, 67, 71 — Healthy Prison Review of the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Recommendations 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 — Parole processes at the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Recommendations 36 and 37 — The care and management of remandees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—weapons(Question No 534)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 12 November 2021:

(1) How many shivs have been seized at the Alexander Maconochie Centre in the last four years.

(2) Does ACT Corrective Services keep a log of seized shivs with details such as location seized and what they were made of; if so, can the Minister provide a list of these shivs accompanied by details of location seized and what the shives were made of.

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

For the period November 2017 to 15 November 2021, ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) located and seized 134 makeshift cutting weapons. ACTCS keeps a log of contraband seized to identify trends in contraband seizures over time, not to specify descriptors of items seized. The information held by ACTCS would not provide the level of detail requested. These details would also be operationally sensitive.



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