CORRECTIVE SERVICES — OUT-OF-CELL HOURS

986. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Corrective Services:

I refer to page 371 of the 2019–20 Budget Statements and the average out-of-cell hours under “Outcomes and Key Effectiveness Indicators”.

(1)  Why is this figure provided only for adults?

(2)  Has any consideration been given to including the average out-of-cell hours for young people as an effectiveness indicator?

(3)  If no to (2), why not?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. I note that this question was asked on 22 August, so it is relevant as of that date.

(1)–(2) The out-of-cell hours key performance indicator is necessary to measure the performance of prisons in the adult estate. Out-of-cell hours in the youth estate are recorded and have previously been provided to Parliament. The department’s objectives in maximising out-of-cell hours for juveniles differ from the benchmarking of performance within the adult estate.

(3) Not applicable.

 

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