Wednesday 17 August 2016
Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—
That the House:—
(1) Understands that after five years of steady improvement, the cost of staff overtime at Risdon Prison ballooned to $4.5 million in the 2015/16 financial year.
(2) Acknowledges this situation results from a shortfall in permanent staff, with unions stating there have been up to 35 holes in Risdon’s roster on a daily basis.
(3) Notes with concern that 22 staff left the prison service in 2015, up from an average of 12 in the previous period.