In an interesting approach to project management of resourcing the new ACT prison seems set to be build by the prisoners themselves according to this article in today’s CT.
New ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell must be missing his previous portfolio and is dabbling in building again with claims that “It helps give prisoners ownership of [the prison], pride in it.” Although crafty prisoners might try include escape routes in their design plans. Luckily, its only going to be escape from the “quiet” area and gym that are currently on the drawing board for inclusion (should the budget not run over any futher).
As you would expect, shadow minister Zed Sesejla has rubbished the plan claiming its a prison we dont need and it would still be cheaper to send prisoners into the NSW system.
The ACT Govt has also launched interstate advertising campaign offering “rewarding” pay and conditions for custodial officers to fill the 159 full-time-equivalent jobs starting at $44,980pa, with seven weeks’ leave a year, and “no experience required”.