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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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Apr 2020

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

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

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

Parole Board Confirm Liberals Paying for Prisons Not Housing

The Parole Board's Annual Report confirms the worst fears of the community and housing sector.  Prisoners who are suitable to be released on parole are being forced to stay in prison because they can't get housing.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 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

Ferguson Misleading over Prison Overtime

If senior Liberal Minister, Michael Ferguson is claiming prison overtime costs rose under the Labor Green Government, he is being dishonest and contradicting Corrections' Minister, Vanessa Goodwin.

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

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