Education for Remand Prisoners
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From: John Walter
Dear Department of Corrections,
In your OIA response on 13/09/2022 you stated:
"Each person on remand is allocated a Case Manager once they have been on
remand for more than ten working days. Their Case Manager works directly with them to assess and identify specific areas to learn new skills and ensure their time in prison is used to their benefit. These plans could include learning skills such as parenting, managing money and basic living skills, as well as planning for a safe release to community. Remand prisoners also receive help with addiction, education and finding employment."
1. Please indicate where the 10-working day figure came from for allocating a case manager and whether that is an automatic process?
2. I assume that the second line is referring to generating a management plan, in which case, are there protocols in place to follow up on such plans? For example, if a prisoner identified education as something which would be a beneficial use of their time in prison and help with their rehabilitation (in the management plan), would the plan be passed onto the education department to follow up with appropriate resources?
3. Please provide substantive information and examples of the addiction help, education and employment assistance received by remand prisoners.
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