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Session: 59 Parliament First Session Sitting: 2019 House: LA
QP Reference No: 0 Question Number: 1306


Asked By: Read Tim Party: Greens Addressed To: Corrections
Asked Date: Oct 17, 2019


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1306


QUESTION ON NOTICEDr Read to ask the Minister for Corrections

In regards to prisoners discharged from custody in the 2018/19 financial year:


(1) How many prisoners were discharged from custody.


(2) What is the total number and proportion of prisoners that were discharged from custody without serving any time under sentence.


(3) What is the total number and proportion of male prisoners that were discharged from custody without serving any time under sentence.


(4) What is the total number and proportion of women prisoners that were discharged from custody without serving any time under sentence.


(5) What is the total number and proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait prisoners that were discharged from custody without serving any time under sentence.


(6) What is the total number and proportion of women prisoners who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander that were discharged from custody without serving any time under sentence.


(7) What proportion of prisoners spent less than three months in prison.


(8) What proportion of women prisoners spent less than three months in prison.


(9) What proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners spent less than three months in prison.


(10) What proportion of women prisoners who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander spent less than three months in prison.


(11) What proportion of unsentenced prisoners were discharged to bail.


(12) What proportion of unsentenced women prisoners were discharged to bail.


(13) What proportion of unsentenced male prisoners were discharged to bail.


(14) What proportion of unsentenced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners were discharged to bail.


(15) What proportion of unsentenced women prisoners who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander were discharged to bail.

Answer:
(1)  The total number of prisoners discharged in 2018-19 was 12,777, representing 10,760 individual prisoners.

 

(2) Of all prisoner discharges in 2018-19, 41 per cent (or 5270 prisoner discharges) were discharged without having served any time under sentence.

 

(3) There were 10,975 male prisoners discharged in 2018-19. Of these, 4259 or 39 per cent were discharged without having served any time under sentence.

 

(4) There were 1802 female prisoners discharged in 2018-19. Of these, 1011 or 56 per cent were discharged without having served any time under sentence.

 

(5) The total number of prisoners identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander discharged in 2018-19 was 1542. Of these, 713 or 46 per cent were discharged without having served any time under sentence.

 

(6) There were 316 female prisoners identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander discharged in 2018-19. Of these, 194 or 61 per cent were discharged without having served any time under sentence.

 

(7)  57 per cent of prisoners discharged in 2018-19 had episode lengths under three months.

 

(8) 73 per cent of female prisoners discharged in 2018-19 had episode lengths under three months.

 

(9) 60 per cent of prisoners identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander who were discharged in 2018-19 had episode lengths under three months.

 

(10) 80 per cent of female prisoners identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander who were discharged in 2018-19 had episode lengths under three months.

 

(11) The total number of prisoners discharged from unsentenced episodes in 2018-19 was 5270. Of these, 2970 or 56 per cent were discharged to bail.

 

(12) 60 per cent of all female prisoners discharged from unsentenced episodes in 2018-19 were discharged to bail.

 

(13) 55 per cent of all male prisoners discharged from unsentenced episodes in 2018-19 were discharged to bail.

 

(14) 55 per cent of all prisoners identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander who were discharged from unsentenced episodes in 2018-19 were discharged to bail.

 

(15) 59 per cent of all female prisoners identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander who were discharged from unsentenced episodes in 2018-19 were discharged to bail.

 

 

The Hon Ben Carroll MP

Minister for Crime Prevention

Minister for Corrections

Minister for Youth Justice

Minister for Victim Support

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Answer Published Date:
22/01/2020