Category Archives: Correctional Administration

Victoria

Victorian prison union critical of portrayal of happy prison work environment in recruit ads, after stab events | Herald Sun

(Following stabbing incidents at Barwon and PPP): A spokesman for the Community and Public Sector Union said staff had been confronted with an incident involving violent armed prisoners. “The minister seems happy to look away or portray a happy work

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Victorian prison union critical of portrayal of happy prison work environment in recruit ads, after stab events | Herald Sun

(Following stabbing incidents at Barwon and PPP): A spokesman for the Community and Public Sector Union said staff had been confronted with an incident involving violent armed prisoners. “The minister seems happy to look away or portray a happy work

Victoria

Gang member stabbed in Barwon prison attack | Herald Sun

A HIGH-ranking member of powerful gang Prisoners of War has been severely stabbed in a jail ambush in the state’s highest-security prison. The injured prisoner, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was attacked by up to six other inmates

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Gang member stabbed in Barwon prison attack | Herald Sun

A HIGH-ranking member of powerful gang Prisoners of War has been severely stabbed in a jail ambush in the state’s highest-security prison. The injured prisoner, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was attacked by up to six other inmates

Victoria

Prisoner stabbed at Port Philip Prison hours after stabbing at Barwon | Herald Sun

…. Victoria’s other maximum-security jail was also the scene of a stabbing just three hours later. That prisoner was also taken to hospital. …. via Gang member stabbed in prison attack | Herald Sun.

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Prisoner stabbed at Port Philip Prison hours after stabbing at Barwon | Herald Sun

…. Victoria’s other maximum-security jail was also the scene of a stabbing just three hours later. That prisoner was also taken to hospital. …. via Gang member stabbed in prison attack | Herald Sun.

Victoria

GEO Consortium wins $670m Ravenhall Prison bid | AFR (Paywall)

The GEO Consortium that includes Leighton contractor John Holland will build Victoria’s $670 million Ravenhall Prison after beating out the rival Serco-led Secure Pathways consortium. via GEO Consortium wins $670m Ravenhall Prison bid.

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GEO Consortium wins $670m Ravenhall Prison bid | AFR (Paywall)

The GEO Consortium that includes Leighton contractor John Holland will build Victoria’s $670 million Ravenhall Prison after beating out the rival Serco-led Secure Pathways consortium. via GEO Consortium wins $670m Ravenhall Prison bid.

Northern Territory

Berrimah inmates break out of prison, then return after getting drunk | ABC News

At least four prisoners in Darwin are suspected of repeatedly escaping the prison, getting drunk, then voluntarily returning to the facility in the hope no one would notice. The ABC understands authorities were checking whether low-security prisoners have repeatedly escaped

Northern Territory

Berrimah inmates break out of prison, then return after getting drunk | ABC News

At least four prisoners in Darwin are suspected of repeatedly escaping the prison, getting drunk, then voluntarily returning to the facility in the hope no one would notice. The ABC understands authorities were checking whether low-security prisoners have repeatedly escaped

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WA prison union attacks decision to stand down two guards after breakout at Acacia Prison – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The Prison Officers Union has attacked a decision to suspend two staff over an escape from a Perth jail as “extremely premature”. Prison operator Serco announced last night it was suspending two guards, with pay, while it investigates the escape

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WA prison union attacks decision to stand down two guards after breakout at Acacia Prison – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The Prison Officers Union has attacked a decision to suspend two staff over an escape from a Perth jail as “extremely premature”. Prison operator Serco announced last night it was suspending two guards, with pay, while it investigates the escape

Victoria

RISK EXAMPLE: (26/7/2014) Port Philip Prison inmates endure water outage | AAP

Inmates at a Victorian prison have threatened to not go into lock-down for the night, after a plumbing issue left them with over-flowing toilets and no fresh water. It is understood a planned water outage for maintenance at Port Phillip

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RISK EXAMPLE: (26/7/2014) Port Philip Prison inmates endure water outage | AAP

Inmates at a Victorian prison have threatened to not go into lock-down for the night, after a plumbing issue left them with over-flowing toilets and no fresh water. It is understood a planned water outage for maintenance at Port Phillip

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Two #Serco POs suspended after prisoner escapes from WA’s Acacia Prison | PRIME7

Two prison guards have been suspended after a detainee escaped from Western Australias only privately-managed prison this morning. Brett Shannon Klimczak, 31, escaped through razor wire from the medium-level security Acacia Prison, but was apprehended hours later. He fled police

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Two #Serco POs suspended after prisoner escapes from WA’s Acacia Prison | PRIME7

Two prison guards have been suspended after a detainee escaped from Western Australias only privately-managed prison this morning. Brett Shannon Klimczak, 31, escaped through razor wire from the medium-level security Acacia Prison, but was apprehended hours later. He fled police

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(2/7/2014) GPS for sex offenders not enough for community safety: WA Labor | Fairfax

…. Mr McGowan said he was not convinced the GPS tracking device was enough to keep the community safe. “This government is releasing people from jail that clearly shouldnt be because theyve allowed for GPS tracking devices to be used

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(2/7/2014) GPS for sex offenders not enough for community safety: WA Labor | Fairfax

…. Mr McGowan said he was not convinced the GPS tracking device was enough to keep the community safe. “This government is releasing people from jail that clearly shouldnt be because theyve allowed for GPS tracking devices to be used

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How prisoners escape from our prisons | Herald Sun

POLICE in two Australian states have been hunting prison inmates who have broken out of jail, including one who has escaped before, and a “dangerous” sex offender. The prison breaks come after a string of similar incidents across Australia in

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How prisoners escape from our prisons | Herald Sun

POLICE in two Australian states have been hunting prison inmates who have broken out of jail, including one who has escaped before, and a “dangerous” sex offender. The prison breaks come after a string of similar incidents across Australia in

Victoria

Man stabbed multiple times at Barwon Prison | Geelong Advertiser

A 41-YEAR-OLD prisoner has suffered multiple stab wounds in an assault at Barwon Prison. Paramedics were called to the Lara facility shortly before 2.30pm. A Corrections Victoria spokesman confirmed police were investigating. Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman declined to comment on the

Victoria

Man stabbed multiple times at Barwon Prison | Geelong Advertiser

A 41-YEAR-OLD prisoner has suffered multiple stab wounds in an assault at Barwon Prison. Paramedics were called to the Lara facility shortly before 2.30pm. A Corrections Victoria spokesman confirmed police were investigating. Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman declined to comment on the

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WA prisoner caught after making second escape from WA jail in four years | ABC News

A prisoner who made his second escape from a West Australian jail in four years has been caught. Brett Shannon Klimczak, 31, escaped from the medium-level security Acacia Prison early this morning. He fled police after they spotted him in

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WA prisoner caught after making second escape from WA jail in four years | ABC News

A prisoner who made his second escape from a West Australian jail in four years has been caught. Brett Shannon Klimczak, 31, escaped from the medium-level security Acacia Prison early this morning. He fled police after they spotted him in

New South Wales

Emu Plains Correctional Centre dairy: inmate training & CSNSW food self-sufficiency | SMH

…. Prisoner No.517900 at the Emu Plains Correctional Centre. She is one of 35 inmates who help run the on-site dairy, in the shadow of the minimum-security womens prisons cells and walls. Each day, the dairy produces about 7000 litres

New South Wales

Emu Plains Correctional Centre dairy: inmate training & CSNSW food self-sufficiency | SMH

…. Prisoner No.517900 at the Emu Plains Correctional Centre. She is one of 35 inmates who help run the on-site dairy, in the shadow of the minimum-security womens prisons cells and walls. Each day, the dairy produces about 7000 litres

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BRAZIL: Man with impressive amount of contraband up butt produces pacemaker certificate to avoid metal detector, x-ray

André Silva de Jesus, 35, was arrested with two mobile phones, two batteries, pliers, two drills, eight pieces of segueta five nails and three chips. All materials were introduced into the anus of the suspect, who presented a medical certificate

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BRAZIL: Man with impressive amount of contraband up butt produces pacemaker certificate to avoid metal detector, x-ray

André Silva de Jesus, 35, was arrested with two mobile phones, two batteries, pliers, two drills, eight pieces of segueta five nails and three chips. All materials were introduced into the anus of the suspect, who presented a medical certificate

New South Wales

NSW prison psychologist sacked for sex with murderer | SMH

A young female psychologist has been struck off for having a sexual relationship with a convicted murderer she was treating in jail and falsifying official records to cover it up. Bobbie Maree Bergmeier met the inmate – known for legal

New South Wales

NSW prison psychologist sacked for sex with murderer | SMH

A young female psychologist has been struck off for having a sexual relationship with a convicted murderer she was treating in jail and falsifying official records to cover it up. Bobbie Maree Bergmeier met the inmate – known for legal

New South Wales

Former Junee Jail psychologist de-registered over inmate relationship | ABC News

A former psychologist at the Junee Jail has been found guilty of professional misconduct, after starting a relationship with a prisoner. The Health Care Complaints Commission has reprimanded Bobbi Bergmeier for violating her professional boundaries by entering into a relationship

New South Wales

Former Junee Jail psychologist de-registered over inmate relationship | ABC News

A former psychologist at the Junee Jail has been found guilty of professional misconduct, after starting a relationship with a prisoner. The Health Care Complaints Commission has reprimanded Bobbi Bergmeier for violating her professional boundaries by entering into a relationship

South Australia

Job cuts in SA jails draw SA Opposition criticism | ABC News

Jobs will go from the prisons system in South Australia, the Government confirming a plan to cut 25 over two years. But the Opposition claims the equivalent of up to 60 full-time positions will be cut. That would be 10

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Job cuts in SA jails draw SA Opposition criticism | ABC News

Jobs will go from the prisons system in South Australia, the Government confirming a plan to cut 25 over two years. But the Opposition claims the equivalent of up to 60 full-time positions will be cut. That would be 10

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(11/7/2014) An account of visit to Alexander Maconochie Centre by criminologist | Canberra Times

I guess not many people would feel happy about going to jail, even for a short time, but I was more than happy to accept an invitation to visit the Alexander Maconochie Centre this month from Bernadette Mitcherson, the executive

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(11/7/2014) An account of visit to Alexander Maconochie Centre by criminologist | Canberra Times

I guess not many people would feel happy about going to jail, even for a short time, but I was more than happy to accept an invitation to visit the Alexander Maconochie Centre this month from Bernadette Mitcherson, the executive

New South Wales

(9/7/2014) NSW prison extends trial to jam phones | AAP

A PHONE-JAMMING trial at a central west NSW jail will be extended for three months. THE 12-month trial at the Lithgow Correctional Centre has stopped inmates using mobiles to organise crime and will now continue until the end of September.

New South Wales

(9/7/2014) NSW prison extends trial to jam phones | AAP

A PHONE-JAMMING trial at a central west NSW jail will be extended for three months. THE 12-month trial at the Lithgow Correctional Centre has stopped inmates using mobiles to organise crime and will now continue until the end of September.

Queensland

Convicted Queensland OMCG crew no longer to wear pink prison uniforms. Only 2 did so | SBS News

…. Convicted bikies will no longer be required to wear pink overalls or serve time in solitary confinement following a backflip by Premier Campbell Newman this week (22/7/2014). …. A special bikies-only jail was created at Woodford, north of Brisbane,

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Convicted Queensland OMCG crew no longer to wear pink prison uniforms. Only 2 did so | SBS News

…. Convicted bikies will no longer be required to wear pink overalls or serve time in solitary confinement following a backflip by Premier Campbell Newman this week (22/7/2014). …. A special bikies-only jail was created at Woodford, north of Brisbane,

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USA: Jail to test suicide detection equipment | Journal Star

BEATRICE — The Gage County jail is the first in the country to test new equipment its creators say will reduce suicides among inmates. The jail will use a trial version of wearable technology developed to monitor inmates’ vital signs. AliveLock

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USA: Jail to test suicide detection equipment | Journal Star

BEATRICE — The Gage County jail is the first in the country to test new equipment its creators say will reduce suicides among inmates. The jail will use a trial version of wearable technology developed to monitor inmates’ vital signs. AliveLock

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(12/7/2014) WA prisoner’s 155 day escape ‘symptom’ of overcrowding: Paul Papalia | Perth Now

Bernd Neumann has been on the run since February 8 when he fled an inmate soccer match set up as an excursion from Wooroloo Prison Farm. Neumann told his minders he was walking a puppy. Opposition corrective services spokesman Paul

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(12/7/2014) WA prisoner’s 155 day escape ‘symptom’ of overcrowding: Paul Papalia | Perth Now

Bernd Neumann has been on the run since February 8 when he fled an inmate soccer match set up as an excursion from Wooroloo Prison Farm. Neumann told his minders he was walking a puppy. Opposition corrective services spokesman Paul

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(1/7/2014) Claims GPS devices encourage release of dangerous sex offenders rejected by WA Govt | ABC

The introduction of GPS devices to monitor dangerous sex offenders has not led to more rapists being released from WA prisons, according to the State Government. Two years ago, the Government introduced the devices as a way of monitoring dangerous

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(1/7/2014) Claims GPS devices encourage release of dangerous sex offenders rejected by WA Govt | ABC

The introduction of GPS devices to monitor dangerous sex offenders has not led to more rapists being released from WA prisons, according to the State Government. Two years ago, the Government introduced the devices as a way of monitoring dangerous

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(4/7/2014) Underused young men’s prison at Wandoo may become women’s jail as overcrowding plagues Bandyup | ABC News

The WA Government has revealed it is considering turning the underused Wandoo prison facility for young men into a womens prison. It comes as WAs main womens prison, Bandyup, continues to be plagued by overcrowding, with almost 40 inmates currently

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(4/7/2014) Underused young men’s prison at Wandoo may become women’s jail as overcrowding plagues Bandyup | ABC News

The WA Government has revealed it is considering turning the underused Wandoo prison facility for young men into a womens prison. It comes as WAs main womens prison, Bandyup, continues to be plagued by overcrowding, with almost 40 inmates currently

Victoria

(23/7/2014) Ararat’s Corella Place security concerns discussion with Corrections Minister | The Wimmera Mail-Times

CORRECTIONS Minister Edward ODonohue will discuss security concerns surrounding Ararat’s Corella Place when he visit(ed) the city on Wednesday. The residential facility for sex offenders came under scrutiny from the nations media after a resident absconded on July 6. The

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(23/7/2014) Ararat’s Corella Place security concerns discussion with Corrections Minister | The Wimmera Mail-Times

CORRECTIONS Minister Edward ODonohue will discuss security concerns surrounding Ararat’s Corella Place when he visit(ed) the city on Wednesday. The residential facility for sex offenders came under scrutiny from the nations media after a resident absconded on July 6. The

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UK: Married prison officer jailed for sex with female inmate in her cell | Mail Online

Amritpal Ahluwalia, 31, was jailed for 15 months after bedding the inmate Guildford Crown Court heard he seduced blonde prisoner Colette OFlaherty The 22-year-old was serving a six-year sentence at HMP Bronzefield, SurreyPair had sex in the prison salon where

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UK: Married prison officer jailed for sex with female inmate in her cell | Mail Online

Amritpal Ahluwalia, 31, was jailed for 15 months after bedding the inmate Guildford Crown Court heard he seduced blonde prisoner Colette OFlaherty The 22-year-old was serving a six-year sentence at HMP Bronzefield, SurreyPair had sex in the prison salon where

New South Wales

Man charged after drugs, cash seized during Cessnock vehicle search by CSNSW officers | The Advertiser

A man has been charged after drugs and cash were allegedly seized from his car during an operation outside a correctional facility at the weekend. Central Hunter Local Area Command detectives were called to Lindsay Street, Cessnock, about 1.30pm Saturday.

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Man charged after drugs, cash seized during Cessnock vehicle search by CSNSW officers | The Advertiser

A man has been charged after drugs and cash were allegedly seized from his car during an operation outside a correctional facility at the weekend. Central Hunter Local Area Command detectives were called to Lindsay Street, Cessnock, about 1.30pm Saturday.

New South Wales

NSW: Aboriginal prisoners are converting to Islam and risk becoming extremists | SMH

Australia’s spy agency has been enlisted to help crack down on radicalisation in jails after revelations Aboriginal prisoners are converting to Islam and risk becoming extremists. Sheikhs and imams are being brought into prisons to deliver de-radicalisation messages during Friday prayers, but

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NSW: Aboriginal prisoners are converting to Islam and risk becoming extremists | SMH

Australia’s spy agency has been enlisted to help crack down on radicalisation in jails after revelations Aboriginal prisoners are converting to Islam and risk becoming extremists. Sheikhs and imams are being brought into prisons to deliver de-radicalisation messages during Friday prayers, but

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Disciplinary measures against Canadian prison guards skyrockets | Toronto Star

Documents obtained under the Access to Information Act show a sharp rise in the number of disciplinary measures taken against Correctional Service Canada guards. via Disciplinary measures against Canadian prison guards skyrockets | Toronto Star.

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Disciplinary measures against Canadian prison guards skyrockets | Toronto Star

Documents obtained under the Access to Information Act show a sharp rise in the number of disciplinary measures taken against Correctional Service Canada guards. via Disciplinary measures against Canadian prison guards skyrockets | Toronto Star.

Queensland

(6/7/2014) Queensland prisoners caught smoking 222 times since ban, mainly tea leaves | The Courier-Mail

PRISONERS have been caught out 222 times since a smoking ban was imposed, in Queensland jails, with most found lighting up on tea leaves. But officials claim only “minor rule infractions” since the May ban and, despite not releasing the

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(6/7/2014) Queensland prisoners caught smoking 222 times since ban, mainly tea leaves | The Courier-Mail

PRISONERS have been caught out 222 times since a smoking ban was imposed, in Queensland jails, with most found lighting up on tea leaves. But officials claim only “minor rule infractions” since the May ban and, despite not releasing the

New 236-bed unit opens at Loddon Prison | Bendigo Advertiser

CORRECTIONS Minister Edward ODonohue opened the new 236-bed Middleton Unit at Loddon Prison on Thursday morning. Uncle Graham Atkinson gave a Welcome to Country before handing over to Corrections Victoria Commissioner Jan Shuard. “This is a fantastic day for us in corrections to be

New 236-bed unit opens at Loddon Prison | Bendigo Advertiser

CORRECTIONS Minister Edward ODonohue opened the new 236-bed Middleton Unit at Loddon Prison on Thursday morning. Uncle Graham Atkinson gave a Welcome to Country before handing over to Corrections Victoria Commissioner Jan Shuard. “This is a fantastic day for us in corrections to be

Victoria

(18/7/2014) RISK CASE STUDY: Port Philip Prison guard smuggled phones, fast food into jail, court told | The Age

A prison guard smuggled mobile phones, fast food and other contraband into Victorias largest maximum security jail because he was manipulated by a group of “hardened” prisoners, a court has heard. Craig Anthony Brown, 32, on eight occasions concealed the

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(18/7/2014) RISK CASE STUDY: Port Philip Prison guard smuggled phones, fast food into jail, court told | The Age

A prison guard smuggled mobile phones, fast food and other contraband into Victorias largest maximum security jail because he was manipulated by a group of “hardened” prisoners, a court has heard. Craig Anthony Brown, 32, on eight occasions concealed the

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VIDEO: NSW inmates grow their own food, saving Corrective Services $4 million a year | ABC News

Prisoners in New South Wales jails are producing more of their own food, shaving $4 million a year off the grocery bill for Corrective Services while gaining formal job qualifications. via Self-sufficient prisons: NSW inmates grow their own food, saving

VIDEO: NSW inmates grow their own food, saving Corrective Services $4 million a year | ABC News

Prisoners in New South Wales jails are producing more of their own food, shaving $4 million a year off the grocery bill for Corrective Services while gaining formal job qualifications. via Self-sufficient prisons: NSW inmates grow their own food, saving

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(30/6/2014) NSW to fork out $6 million for new prison kitchen. Food scheme saves taxpayers $4.16m/year | Mail Online

Prisoners in NSW correctional centres are currently producing 30,000 meals a day for inmates across the state as part of a new imitative Inmate food costs amount to about $17.8 million a year In 2012/2013 the scheme saved NSW tax

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(30/6/2014) NSW to fork out $6 million for new prison kitchen. Food scheme saves taxpayers $4.16m/year | Mail Online

Prisoners in NSW correctional centres are currently producing 30,000 meals a day for inmates across the state as part of a new imitative Inmate food costs amount to about $17.8 million a year In 2012/2013 the scheme saved NSW tax

New South Wales

(4/7/2014) There is a new call to re-open the mothballed Grafton Jail | ABC News

Pressure is mounting for the Grafton Jail to be re-opened as a solution to overcrowding in the states prison system. A spike in the prison population has lead to industrial disputes between Corrective Services and prison workers, who say they

New South Wales

(4/7/2014) There is a new call to re-open the mothballed Grafton Jail | ABC News

Pressure is mounting for the Grafton Jail to be re-opened as a solution to overcrowding in the states prison system. A spike in the prison population has lead to industrial disputes between Corrective Services and prison workers, who say they

New South Wales

‘It’s crunch time,’ say NSW prison officers | Cowra Community News

‘It’s crunch time,’ say state prison officers THE state’s prison officers fear for their safety because of overcrowding and reduced staffing numbers in New South Wales gaols. The prison population is close to 11,000 inmates – the highest prison population

New South Wales

‘It’s crunch time,’ say NSW prison officers | Cowra Community News

‘It’s crunch time,’ say state prison officers THE state’s prison officers fear for their safety because of overcrowding and reduced staffing numbers in New South Wales gaols. The prison population is close to 11,000 inmates – the highest prison population

Victoria

(30/6/2014) Acquired brain injury makes prisoners more likely to reoffend: little specialist help for them behind bars | The Age

A high number of prison inmates have an acquired brain injury that makes them more likely to reoffend, and there is little specialist help for them behind bars. via Fixing the trouble inside.

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(30/6/2014) Acquired brain injury makes prisoners more likely to reoffend: little specialist help for them behind bars | The Age

A high number of prison inmates have an acquired brain injury that makes them more likely to reoffend, and there is little specialist help for them behind bars. via Fixing the trouble inside.

Victoria

(3/7/2014) Recruits begin work in Victoria’s expanding prison system | ABC Gippsland

In less than a year Kong Tran went from working in his family bakery in rural New South Wales to being bombarded by tear gas and going through psychoanalysis as part of the recruitment process to work at Fulham Correctional

Victoria

(3/7/2014) Recruits begin work in Victoria’s expanding prison system | ABC Gippsland

In less than a year Kong Tran went from working in his family bakery in rural New South Wales to being bombarded by tear gas and going through psychoanalysis as part of the recruitment process to work at Fulham Correctional

Victoria

(14/7/2014) Corrections Victoria recruiting for prisons | The Ararat Advertiser

CORRECTIONS Victoria has launched another recruitment campaign that will support more than 160 corrections jobs in Western Victoria, including at Hopkins Correctional Centre and Langi Kal Kal Prison, as the states prison expansion program continues to build a safer community.

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(14/7/2014) Corrections Victoria recruiting for prisons | The Ararat Advertiser

CORRECTIONS Victoria has launched another recruitment campaign that will support more than 160 corrections jobs in Western Victoria, including at Hopkins Correctional Centre and Langi Kal Kal Prison, as the states prison expansion program continues to build a safer community.

Victoria

(16/7/2014) New ad set to boost Victoria’s prison system | Department of Justice, Victoria

New ad set to boost prison systemA new Corrections Victoria recruitment campaign is set to attract more than 750 new prison officers and community corrections officers during 2014 and 2015. The campaign, which was recently launched by Minister for Corrections

Victoria

(16/7/2014) New ad set to boost Victoria’s prison system | Department of Justice, Victoria

New ad set to boost prison systemA new Corrections Victoria recruitment campaign is set to attract more than 750 new prison officers and community corrections officers during 2014 and 2015. The campaign, which was recently launched by Minister for Corrections

New South Wales

(9/7/2014) NSW prison worker accused of drug trafficking | Daily Telegraph

A CORRECTIVE services officer is accused of trafficking drugs into a NSW south coast prison. POLICE arrested the 43-year-old man on Tuesday morning when he arrived to work at the Nowra prison and discovered he was carrying 150 tablets in

New South Wales

(9/7/2014) NSW prison worker accused of drug trafficking | Daily Telegraph

A CORRECTIVE services officer is accused of trafficking drugs into a NSW south coast prison. POLICE arrested the 43-year-old man on Tuesday morning when he arrived to work at the Nowra prison and discovered he was carrying 150 tablets in

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(12/7/2014) WA Government looks to private investment to address high re-imprisonment rates (Social Benefit Bonds) | ABC News

The Department of Corrective Services is hoping private investment can help address WA’s high re-imprisonment rates. Corrective Services Commissioner James McMahon confirmed he engaged not-for-profit organisation Social Ventures Australia to assess the feasibility of social benefit bonds, which are already

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(12/7/2014) WA Government looks to private investment to address high re-imprisonment rates (Social Benefit Bonds) | ABC News

The Department of Corrective Services is hoping private investment can help address WA’s high re-imprisonment rates. Corrective Services Commissioner James McMahon confirmed he engaged not-for-profit organisation Social Ventures Australia to assess the feasibility of social benefit bonds, which are already

Northern Territory

(19/6/2014) AUDIO: Listen to Calls for NT to amend draft Correctional Services bill | SBS

Calls for NT to amend draft Correctional Services bill. June 19, 2014 There are calls for the Northern Territory government to amend sections of its draft Correctional Services Bill. via Listen to Calls for NT to amend draft Correctional Services

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(19/6/2014) AUDIO: Listen to Calls for NT to amend draft Correctional Services bill | SBS

Calls for NT to amend draft Correctional Services bill. June 19, 2014 There are calls for the Northern Territory government to amend sections of its draft Correctional Services Bill. via Listen to Calls for NT to amend draft Correctional Services

Northern Territory

(3/7/2014) Law Society Northern Territory | Correctional Services Bill 2014, submission to Commissioner Corrective Services

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a supplementary submission on the latest version of the Correctional Services Bill 2014 Bill.  The Bill is intended to replace and modernise the Prisons Correctional Services Act.  The Society acknowledges the Darwin Corrections

Northern Territory

(3/7/2014) Law Society Northern Territory | Correctional Services Bill 2014, submission to Commissioner Corrective Services

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a supplementary submission on the latest version of the Correctional Services Bill 2014 Bill.  The Bill is intended to replace and modernise the Prisons Correctional Services Act.  The Society acknowledges the Darwin Corrections

Queensland

(24/6/2014) Prison nurse had platonic relationship with convicted murderer at Woodford Correctional Centre | The Australian

A PRISON nurse had an inappropriate “platonic” relationship with a convicted murderer who was serving a life sentence, a tribunal has heard. The prisoner used a secret name for nurse Amanda Tainton when he phoned and their conversations quickly turned

Queensland

(24/6/2014) Prison nurse had platonic relationship with convicted murderer at Woodford Correctional Centre | The Australian

A PRISON nurse had an inappropriate “platonic” relationship with a convicted murderer who was serving a life sentence, a tribunal has heard. The prisoner used a secret name for nurse Amanda Tainton when he phoned and their conversations quickly turned

Northern Territory

(30/6/2014) MEDIA RELEASE: Times change for corrections in the Northern Territory | NT Corrections Minister

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Minister for Correctional Services Times change for corrections in the Northern Territory 30 June 2014 The Northern Territory Government’s single largest infrastructure project, the Darwin Correctional Precinct (DCP), is expected to be completed in the coming months and

Northern Territory

(30/6/2014) MEDIA RELEASE: Times change for corrections in the Northern Territory | NT Corrections Minister

John Elferink 
Minister for Correctional Services Times change for corrections in the Northern Territory 30 June 2014 The Northern Territory Government’s single largest infrastructure project, the Darwin Correctional Precinct (DCP), is expected to be completed in the coming months and

South Australia

(3/7/2014) Magistrate says lawyers lack of access to inmates hampering SA justice | ABC News

An Adelaide magistrate has criticised lawyers lack of access to unsentenced inmates at Mount Gambier prison. It is the only privately-operated prison in South Australia, but like others is overseen by the Correctional Services Department. Magistrate David Whittle is outraged

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(3/7/2014) Magistrate says lawyers lack of access to inmates hampering SA justice | ABC News

An Adelaide magistrate has criticised lawyers lack of access to unsentenced inmates at Mount Gambier prison. It is the only privately-operated prison in South Australia, but like others is overseen by the Correctional Services Department. Magistrate David Whittle is outraged

Victoria

Beechworth, Dhurringile prisons tipped to benefit from jail expansion scheme | ABC News

1 July 2014. The Victorian Governments prison expansion program is expected to create 60 new jobs at the Beechworth and Dhurringile prisons over the next year. The Government has launched an advertising campaign in a push to recruit 750 new

Victoria

Beechworth, Dhurringile prisons tipped to benefit from jail expansion scheme | ABC News

1 July 2014. The Victorian Governments prison expansion program is expected to create 60 new jobs at the Beechworth and Dhurringile prisons over the next year. The Government has launched an advertising campaign in a push to recruit 750 new

Victoria

Cost of Victorian prison expansion held under lock and key | The Age

30 June 2014. The Napthine government will not say how much it is spending on the largest expansion of prisons in Victorias history. The Coalition has promised to add more than 3000 prison beds over the next three years to

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Cost of Victorian prison expansion held under lock and key | The Age

30 June 2014. The Napthine government will not say how much it is spending on the largest expansion of prisons in Victorias history. The Coalition has promised to add more than 3000 prison beds over the next three years to