Zed Seselja’s having some fun with the atrocious numbers out of the Alexander Maconochie Centre:
The recently released Report on Government Services has exposed the management and running of the ACT Prison, showing it to be the most expensive, most violent and least secure prison in the country, said ACT Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister for Corrections Zed Seselja.
“The community have been told for years that we should be thankful for this ‘human rights compliant’ prison, even after the false opening and years of security problems. We were told for years the problems would be fixed,” Mr Seselja said.
“This recent report shows these are just more empty promises that ACT Labor is incapable of delivering. The ACT prison in fact has the following very worrying statistics:
Real Net Operating Expenditure, per prisoner per day is $313.27. The national average is $226.13 That is $87.14 per prisoner per day more expensive than the nearest prisoner.
Escapes per 100 prisoners was 13.25 – the highest in the country. The average is just 3.1 across the country.
Assaults in custody, prisoner on prisoner per 100 prisoners was 15.84 – the highest in the country – the average is 8.3.
“This is a dreadful result for the Territory – the prison should be an important part of our law and justice system, instead it is simply the most expensive, most violent and least secure in the country.