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Corrections Amendment Bill 2022

What we have is a prison system in Tasmania which is more than bursting at its seams.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 May 2023

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Tasmania Less Safe Under the Liberals

The latest Justice Report on Government Services paints a bleak picture of the Liberal Government’s justice failures.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jan 2023

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Jury Trial Suspension is on Peter Gutwein

The Supreme Court’s decision to suspend jury trials, while right for the safety of those called to do jury duty, will mean justice is delayed for many.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jan 2022

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Custodial Inspector Shames Liberals on Prison Overcrowding

The Custodial Inspector’s Capacity Utilisation Review 2021 is damning.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Nov 2021

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Corrections - Tough on Crime Rhetoric

As a result of Government policies around community orders, suspended sentences, its 'tough on crime' rhetoric, the prisons population has increased.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Sep 2021

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Prisons - Custodial Inspector's Report - Impact of Lockdowns

The Custodial Inspector's report tabled in parliament on Thursday was a scathing review of Tasmania's prison system and the impact upon prisoners of lockdowns.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Jun 2021

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Liberal Policies Filling Jails, Increasing Aboriginal Incarcerations, Clogging Courts

The latest ROGS data on Justice again confirms the State has gone backwards, socially, under the Liberals.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jan 2021

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Corrections – Prison Assaults and Time in Cells

The average time out of cells in Tasmanian prisons for 2018-19 is the lowest in the country. It was 7.9 hours a day.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020

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State Budget Confirms ‘Tough on Crime’ Failure

The State Budget has confirmed the Liberals’ ‘tough on crime’ approach has failed, with millions more allocated to fund the overflowing prisons.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2020

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Damning Evidence of Corrections Implosion

The Custodial Inspectorate has issued another highly critical assessment of the government’s handling of the Corrections system.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2020

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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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Apr 2020

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Northern Prison a Regressive Step

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Sep 2019

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Prisons at Breaking Point Under Liberals

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Oct 2017

Homeless Man

Parole Board Confirm Liberals Paying for Prisons Not Housing

Prisoners who are suitable to be released on parole are being forced to stay in prison because they can't get housing.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016

Homeless Man

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Oct 2016

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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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Oct 2015