CORONAVIRUS — PRISONS —
513. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the
Minister for Corrective Services:
I refer to the use of
videoconferencing in Western Australian prisons during the COVID-19 crisis.
(1) Is videoconferencing currently
available in Casuarina Prison for prisoners to contact family?
(2) If yes to (1), how many
prisoners are able to access the videoconferencing facilities each day?
(3) If no to (1), why not?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by
the Minister for Corrective Services.
(1) Yes. Videoconferencing has been
in operation at Casuarina Prison since 8 May 2020.
(2) There are 15 terminals with 11 sessions per day.
This allows 165 prisoners to access videoconferencing daily.