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Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Liberal Prison Chaos Failing Community

After six years in government, it is clear the Liberals’ approach to crime and justice is failing on every front.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Jul 2020


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

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


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Prison Audit Shows System on the Brink

The Auditor-General’s report on the Tasmanian Prison Service shows a system on the brink of financial and functional collapse.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Nov 2019


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Law and Order Policies

Scrapping suspended sentences is only going to make this worse and increase the pressure on the prison.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Aug 2017


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Risdon Prison - Overcrowding Causing Unrest

The pressure cooker environment in Risdon Prison tells us everything about your Government's failure to manage it safely and in the public interest.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Aug 2017


Homeless Man

Parole Board Confirm Liberals Paying for Prisons Not Housing

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

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


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Ferguson Misleading over Prison Overtime

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Aug 2016


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Sentencing Report Damning of Liberals Justice Approach

The draft report of the Sentencing Advisory Council makes it clear the Liberals' plan to abolish suspended sentences could triple Tasmania's prison population.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2015