REHABILITATION PROGRAMS —
BANDYUP WOMEN'S PRISON
657. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the
Minister for Corrective Services:
(1) Has any
funding been allocated in the 2019–20 budget to increase the provision
of rehabilitation programs at Bandyup Women's Prison?
(2) If yes to (1)
(a) how much
funding has been allocated; and
(b) what programs
has the funding been allocated to?
(3) If no to (1),
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
for rehabilitation programs are not allocated on a prison-by-prison basis. The
Department of Justice will spend an additional $28.6 million to increase
appropriate access to parole by providing tailored rehabilitation programs to
prisoners leading up to and following their release on parole. This will
include female prisoners at Bandyup Women's Prison and other prisons.