Michelle Lensink

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A supplementary question put forward to the Hon. CARMEL ZOLLO (Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Road Safety, Minister Assisting the Minister for Multicultural Affairs) regarding injury rates for correctional service officers.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (14:32): As a supplementary question, has the minister calculated the impact of this new policy on the injury rates for correctional services officers?

The Hon. CARMEL ZOLLO (Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Road Safety, Minister Assisting the Minister for Multicultural Affairs) (14:32): We always consult and work very cooperatively with the staff and the PSA in relation to any policy that is introduced into our prisons. We do not have a policy to have three people in a cell. Some areas in our prisons can take three people in a cell. Yesterday I gave the example of E division, which used to be the old hospital, which, clearly, can take three prisoners in a cell.

 

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