Managing offenders

We aim to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for offenders serving prison sentences and for our prison based staff.

  • Preventing escapes

    We've introduced operational and security improvements to help minimise escapes and the rate of escapes from prison has been steadily declining.

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  • Use of force

    Force is not used as a means of punishment. Force can only be used once prison staff have exhausted every effort to communicate with the prisoner/s to diffuse a situation peacefully without the need for force.

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  • Preventing suicide and self harm

    People in prison are known to be at a higher risk of suicide and self-harm than the general population.

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  • Deaths in custody

    When a prisoner dies we look into the death, and make arrangements taking into account the spiritual, religious and cultural beliefs of the deceased.

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