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Risdon Prison

Avoiding a COVID-19 Prison Cluster is a Priority

Media Release - The Greens commend the decision to suspend all prison visits, but remain concerned about the potential high risk for coronavirus transmission within the state’s detention centres - and consequently, circulation within the community.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Apr 2020

Prison Audit Shows System on the Brink

Media Release - The Auditor-General’s report on the Tasmanian Prison Service shows a system on the brink of financial and functional collapse, and points the finger of blame at the Hodgman Government’s policies.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Nov 2019

Law and Order Policies

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Aug 2017

Risdon Prison - Overcrowding Causing Unrest

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 10 Aug 2017

Parole Board Confirm Liberals Paying for Prisons Not Housing

Media Release - 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 - 16 Nov 2016

Extra Staff Required for Safety at Risdon Prison

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 17 August 2016Rosalie 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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Aug 2016

Ferguson Misleading over Prison Overtime

Media Release - 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 - 14 Aug 2016

Sentencing Report Damning of Liberals Justice Approach

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP  | Greens Justice spokespersonThe draft report of the Sentencing Advisory Council makes it clear the Liberals' plan to abolish suspended sentences could triple Tasmania's prison population, leading to more crime in...

- 22 Aug 2015