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Prisons

Avoiding a COVID-19 Prison Cluster is a Priority

The Greens commend the decision to suspend all prison visits, but remain concerned about the potential high risk for coronavirus transmission.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Apr 2020

Northern Prison a Regressive Step

The move to build a new prison is foolish, regressive policy and is apparently the Liberals’ idea of vision.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Sep 2019

Prisons at Breaking Point Under Liberals

The Custodial Inspector’s Annual Report reveals a justice system in crisis under the Hodgman Liberals.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Oct 2017

Attorney Pushing Justice System to Breaking Point

An explosive report into Tasmania’s corrections system was released last week, exposing a system starved of funds and pushed to breaking point.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Mar 2017

Parole Board Confirm Liberals Paying for Prisons Not Housing

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016

Liberals Leave Ex-Offenders Out in the Cold

When they axed the Reintegration of Ex-Offenders Program, the Liberals promised they would improve housing and assistance for ex-inmates.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Oct 2016

Liberal Government Snubs Stakeholders and Limits Consultation Period

The Liberals again showed their arrogance, in putting out the ‘Sentencing Amendment Bill 2016’ for a consultation period of only 10 days.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2016

Extra Staff Required for Safety at Risdon Prison

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016

Supermax a Distraction

Moving selected maximum security prisoners interstate to a “supermax” prison is something the states having been working towards for at least a decade.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Oct 2015