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Question Without Notice No. 984 asked in the Legislative Council on 17 October 2018 by Hon Alison Xamon

Minister responding: Hon F.M. Logan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 17 October 2018

BUNBURY REGIONAL PRISON — UPGRADE

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

I refer to the Bunbury Regional Prison upgrade.

(1) Does the upgrade include improved access to digital technology for people in custody through —

(a) in-cell technology capability;

(b) unit-level computer cluster capability; or

(c) other new technology capabilities?

(2) If yes to (1)(c), what are the new technologies?

(3) If yes to (1)(a)–(c), can the minister please advise how many prisoners in the new 160-bed unit will have access to digital technology?

(4) Does the upgrade include improved access to digital technology for other prisoners in the prison?

(5) If yes to (4), how many?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. I note that this question was asked on 9 October 2018, so this information is valid as of that date.

(1)–(5) The design process for Bunbury Regional Prison is not yet finalised and enhanced access for prisoners to digital technology is being considered as part of the overall plan.