Following on from this morning’s release of reviews Simon Corbell is claiming success in prison management on the back of an absence of riots.
But moving forward he has plans:
“The Government always anticipated there would be areas for improvement in the first year of operation at the AMC, and the audit shows that we need to work to improve governance, record keeping and reporting capability, the way we segregate and manage different classifications of detainees, improve our counselling capability, rationalise the detainee disciplinary process and enhance the range of food available to detainees.”
“To tackle these issues today I am announcing the formation of a taskforce, to be led by the new Executive Director of ACT Corrective Services, to advise the Government on an appropriate response to the report and then oversee implementation of the Government’s response.”
This new taskforce will consist of:
— Executive Director of ACT Corrective Services, Ms Bernadette Mitcherson, (Chair);
— AMC Superintendent, Mr Doug Buchanan;
— Elected member of the ACT Indigenous Elected Body (Justice, Correctional Services), Mr Fred Monaghan;
— Official Visitor to the AMC, Mr Jeremy Boland; and,
— Northside Community Services Chief Executive, Mr Simon Rosenberg.
“I have asked the AMC Task Force to provide me with initial advice quickly so that the Government is in a position to announce its formal response to the report as soon as possible,” Mr Corbell said.