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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Inspection standards for Aboriginal prisoners (2008)

Author

Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services

City

Perth, WA

Type

Report

Institution

Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services

 

Description

These Inspection standards for Aboriginal prisoners have been developed in order to reflect the prison experience of Aboriginal prisoners, including the fact that Aboriginal people constitute a distinct and significant cohort within the total prison population. Developed over eight years of inspecting prisons, the Inspection standards for Aboriginal prisoners bring together all previous findings and recommendations for improving outcomes for Aboriginal prisoners.

The Standards add to and further develop the Code of inspection standards for adult custodial services and should be read in the context of that Code. The Standards in this Code will be kept under continuous review and are intended to apply to the management of all Aboriginal prisoners. The performance of individual prisons and the Department of Corrective Services will be benchmarked against these standards by way of regular liaison visits by officers and scheduled formal inspections.

The Standards are broadly grouped into the following five key areas:

1. custody in country
2. culturally appropriate care and well being
3. preparation for release and rehabilitation
4. reparation
5. resources and systems

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Last updated: 18 January 2013
 
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