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‘Making our prisons work’: An Inquiry into the efficiency and effectiveness of prisoner education, training and employment strategies.


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:26 Nov 2009
Tabling date:25 Nov 2010
Date Ended:25 Nov 2010
Committee:Community Development and Justice Committee (2008 - 2013)
House:Legislative Assembly
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:That the Committee will examine and report by 25 November 2010 on:

i) Opportunities for work and the development of a workplace culture within WA prisons;
ii) current rehabilitative programs and strategies in Western Australian prisons;
iii) the impact of prison education and training programs on post-release outcomes and the data collection capacity within government to evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs;
iv) the gaps in post release outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal offenders;
v) the legislative and community incentives and impediments to prisoner employment, education and training;
vi) the integration of behaviour management, education and training strategies with real work opportunities;
vii) the success of alternative strategies, nationally and internationally in reducing recidivism; and
viii) any major issue that emerges that the Committee considers should be included in the Inquiry.

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
10 Mar 201010:00 AMDepartment of Corrective Services
10 Mar 201011:00 AMOutcare
21 Apr 201010:00 AMAcacia Prison/Cultural and Indigenous Affairs
21 Apr 201011:00 AMWA Prison Officers Union
19 May 201010:00 AMDepartment of Corrective Services
19 May 201011:00 AMConsultant
26 May 201010:00 AMDepartment of Corrective Services
11 Aug 201011:00 AMMs Kraszlan, Project Manager Remote and Regional Prisons, Ms Ginbey, Manager Strategic Assets Services,Department of Corrective Services
11 Aug 201011:00 AMMr Fong
18 Aug 201010:00 AMMs Dominish, Director Strategic and Executive, Mr D'Mello, Manager Performance and Statistics, Department of Corrective Services
18 Aug 201011:00 AMProfessor Morgan, Inspector of Custodial Services, Ms Gibson, Mr Acres, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services
08 Sep 201010:00 AMMr Sirr, Chief Executive Officer, Outcare Inc
08 Sep 201010:00 AMMs Kraszlan, Project Manager Remote and Regional Prisons, Ms Prowse, Manager Non Government Contracts, Ms Herdsman, Manager Procurement, Department of Corrective Services
15 Sep 201010:00 AMProfessor Morgan, Inspector of Custodial Services, Ms Gibson, Mr Acres, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services Yes
22 Sep 201010:00 AMMr kannis, Executive Director Infrastructure and Finance, Mr Rozman, Assistant Director Infrastructure and Finance, Department of Treasury and Finance
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Ian Johnson (Commissioner, Department of Corrective Services), Mr Ian Giles (Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrective Services), Ms Jacqueline Tang (Deputy Commissioner, Offender Management and Professional Development) on 23 Sep 2009
Evidence by.. Mr Ian Clark (Superintendent, Hakea Prison), Mr Ian Giles (Deputy Commissioner Adult Custodial Division, Department of Corrective Services), Mrs Christine Laird (Managing Director, Department of Corrective Services) on 19 Jan 2010
Evidence by.. Justice Narelle Johnson, (Chairperson, Prisoners Review Board of Western Australia) on 10 Feb 2010
Evidence by.. Professor Neil Morgan (Inspector of Custodial Services, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services), Mr Barry Cram (Deputy Inspector of Custodial Services, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services) on 10 Feb 2010
Evidence by.. MR TURLOUGH (TIM) CONNOLLY (Director, Case Management and Prisoner Employment, Department of Corrective Services); MS KATHLEEN CSABA (Manager, Prison Industries, Department of Corrective Services) on 10 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. MR PETER SIRR (Chief Executive Officer,Outcare Incorporated); MR PETER HENSON (President, Outcare Incorporated) on 10 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Paul McMullan and Ms Vanessa Davies on 21 Apr 2010
Evidence by.. Mr John Welch and Mr Tony Clark on 21 Apr 2010
Evidence by.. Ms Jacqueline Tang, Deputy Commissioner, Offender Management and Professional Development, Ms Christine Laird, Managing Director, Education and Vocational Training, Mr Mark Glasson, Director, Offender Services, Mr Brian Ellis, Director, Sentence Management, Department of Corrective Services on 19 May 2010
Evidence by.. Ms Helen Baron-St John, Employed on Contract to Review Offender Employment in WA at Department of Corrective Services on 19 May 2010
Evidence by.. Ms Kathleen Casaba, Manager, Prison Industries, Department of Corrective Services on 26 May 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Neil Fong on 11 Aug 2010
Evidence by.. Ms Christine Ginbey, Ms Katalin Kraszlan, Department of Corrective Services on 11 Aug 2010
Evidence by.. Mr John Acres, Proffessor Neil Morgan, Ms Natalie Gibson, Inspector of Custodial Sevices on 18 Aug 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Neil Morgan, Inspector of Custodial Services, Mr John Acres, Director of Operations, Ms Natalie Gibson, Acting Deputy Inspector, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services on 15 Sep 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Graeme Doyle, Assistant Commissioner, Corporate Support, Mr Mark Kuzminski, Chief Finance Officer, Department of Corrective Services, Mr Anthony Kannis, Executive Director, Infrastructure and Finance Division, Mr Boris Rozman, Acting Director, Corrective Services Policy and Evaluation Unit, Department of Treasury and Finance on 22 Sep 2010