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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 7 Hansard (20 June) . . Page.. 2016 ..




Belconnen Remand Centre

Ms Follett - Asked the Attorney General:

In relation to the Belconnen Remand Centre - For each of the past twelve months:

1) What was the average number of detainees at the Centre; and

2) What was the status of those detainees, specifically, how many were:

a) awaiting trial;

b) awaiting sentence; and

c) other status (please identify)

Mr Humphries - The answers to the member's questions to the Attorney General are as follows:

1) The average number of detainees on any one day at the Belconnen Remand Centre over the last 12 months (April 1995 - March 1996) was 27.

2) In relation to question 2 concerning the status of detainees, the statistics held by the Belconnen Remand Centre and relating to this question, only enable us to determine whether a person is remanded by the Supreme Court or by the Magistrates Court.

Therefore figures relating to the Magistrates Court indicate that the detainee is awaiting a determination of guilt or innocence, the imposition of a sentence, or to appear before the Supreme Court on appeal.

Figures relating to the Supreme Court indicate that a detainee is awaiting trial, sentence, or other decision regarding an appeal against a Magistrate Court decision. With this in mind, the status of detainees over the last twelve months, was as follows:

a) and b)

. An average of approximately 22 detainees per day, were remanded by the Magistrates Court;

. An average of approximately 5 detainees per day, were remanded by the Supreme Court; and

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