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Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006



Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006

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Annual report 2005-2006


Northern Territory. Department of Justice


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Includes "Correctional Services annual statistics 2005-2006".; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




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Northern Territory Government

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Department of Justice annual report; Annual report





Now known as

Attorney-General's Department of the Northern Territory annual report

Previously known as

Department of Law annual report

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Northern Territory Government



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52 Output: Custodial Services Custodial Services provides a safe and secure custodial service including rehabilitation, reintegration and care of adult prisoners. Adult Custodial Review In late 2003, the NT Government commissioned a review of Adult Custodial Services. The 71 recommendations resulting from the review were endorsed by Government in March 2004 and implementation of review recommendations was planned over a four-year period. The current status of the recommendations is as follows: 31 are completed; 31 are on-going; and 9 have not commenced. The Adult Custodial Review recommended strengthening the NTCS senior management team and the devolution of certain activities to the Superintendents of the Correctional Centres. New positions have been created and recruitment action has been taken in line with recommendations. Recruitment and selection processes have been completed for the positions of Superintendent, Manager Prisoner Services and Principal Psychologist for both Darwin and Alice Springs Correctional Centres. Action is also completed for the senior positions within NTCS Head Office: Director Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Indigenous Affairs and Director Strategic Initiatives and Executive Support. Additional case management positions have also been created within both Correctional Centres to progress sentence planning activities with an aim to reduce re-offending and assist prisoners with their reintegration into the community on release from custody. Negotiations are also underway with Charles Darwin University to continue the leadership and management development activities commenced during 2004-05. Superintendents now have responsibility for ensuring that Review implementation activities continue to progress within their institutions. Containment and Supervision Alice Springs Correctional Centre (ASCC) is about 25km south of Alice Springs and is the Territorys principal maximum security adult facility. The centre accommodates prisoners of all security ratings, with a total capacity of 400 made up of 316 beds in the secure perimeter fence and 84 beds in the low security cottages. Occupants of the low security cottages have minimum supervision and are responsible for their own domestic needs. Darwin Correctional Centre (DCC) is 16km from Darwin and is a multi-classification prison with a capacity of 450 male and female prisoners. DCC also holds illegal immigrants on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs. Health Services Health services provided to prisoners and juvenile detainees include primary healthcare and emergency services, pathology, radiology, podiatry, optometry, physiotherapy, dietetics, forensic mental health and dentistry. The services provided are equivalent to those provided to the general community, taking into account their special health needs and circumstances. Health services are delivered by a range of Government and non-government providers. On-site primary healthcare services were provided by Contractors Corrections Medical Services in 2005-06. Annual Report 2005 2006 / Performance Reporting

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