Recommendations from Report into inadequate supervision of prisoners whilst in the community tabled on 11 May 2018.

The Commission recommends:

  • DoJ implements mechanisms to improve driver safety when s 95 prisoners are present.
  • DoJ implements mechanisms to improve the ability to track and monitor its vehicles.
  • DoJ provides relevant staff with specific training on supervising prisoners outside of prisons.
  • Given the obvious risks associated with s 95 prisoners spending time outside of prison, DoJ carefully consider the disciplinary record of staff appointed to these duties. Where failure of supervisory duties is identified, consideration should be given to the offending staff member/s being removed from high risk duties.
  • DoJ consider rotating s 95 prisoners through placements to avoid staff spending long periods of time alone with the same prisoners.
  • Random searches of DoJ vehicles after delivery runs be initiated.