PRISONS — DAILY
AVERAGE PRISONER COSTS
841. Hon PETER COLLIER to the minister representing the
Minister for Corrective Services:
I refer to the media release titled ''WA's
first female drug treatment prison: one year open and one year drug-free'',
dated 14 August 2019, and the minister's claim that a three-monthly
snapshot has revealed a nearly 10 per cent reduction in prison costs.
(1) What was the
daily average prisoner cost of these prisons in 2018–19: Bandyup Women's
Prison; Melaleuca Remand and Reintegration Facility; and Wandoo Rehabilitation
(2) What was the
daily average prisoner cost of the former Wandoo Reintegration Facility for
2017–18 prior to the operation being transferred from Serco to the
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) The daily
average prisoner cost for Bandyup prison was $256; and for the Melaleuca
facility, it was $182. Wandoo was not operational with a full complement of
prisoners for the entire financial year, so it is not possible to provide a full
financial year figure. The daily average prisoner cost while the centre was
fully operational for the three months April to June 2019 was $489.
(2) Wandoo was not operational with a full complement
of prisoners for the entire financial year of 2017–18, so it is
not possible to provide a full financial year figure. The daily average
prisoner cost while the centre was fully operational for three months during
2017–18 was $493.