Report on Government Services 2016
Chapter 8, Volume C
Chapter 8, Volume C
The Corrective services chapter (chapter 8) reports on prison custody and a range of community corrections orders and programs for adult offenders which are delivered separately by the eight States and Territories.
This chapter reports on prison custody and a range of community corrections orders and programs for adult offenders which are delivered separately by the eight States and Territories.
Corrective services contribute to the whole-of-government priority, in all jurisdictions, to create safer communities through the administration of correctional sentences and orders. In summary, the objectives of corrective services are to:
The performance indicator framework provides information on equity, efficiency and effectiveness, and distinguishes the outputs and outcomes of corrective services. The performance indicator framework shows which data are complete and comparable in the 2016 Report.
An overview of the Corrective services performance indicator results are presented. Information to assist the interpretation of these data can be found in the indicator interpretation boxes in the Corrective services chapter and attachment tables.
Number of victims of violent physical attacks reported over the year, per 100 prisoners, 2014-15 - prisoner on prisoner (rate)
Number of victims of violent physical attacks reported over the year, per 100 prisoners, 2014-15 - prisoner on officer (rate)
Rate of prisoner deaths from apparent unnatural causes (deaths per 100 prisoners), by Indigenous status, 2014-15
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander||–||–||0.09||0.05||0.17||–||–||–||0.04|
Number of prisoner deaths from apparent unnatural causes, by Indigenous status, 2014-15
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander||–||–||2||1||1||–||–||–||4|
Average number of hours per day that prisoners are not confined to their cells or units, 2014-15
Number of prisoners employed as a percentage of those eligible to work, 2014-15
Ratio of number of hours directed to work and hours actually worked, 2014-15
Percentage of eligible prisoners participating in education and training courses, 2014-15
Average net daily cost of providing corrective services per prisoner and per offender (excluding capital costs), 2014-15 ($)
Daily average number of offenders per full-time community corrections staff member employed, 2014-15
Annual daily average prisoner population as a percentage of the number of single occupancy cells and designated beds in shared occupancy cells, 2014-15 (%)
Rate of escapes by prisoners (number per 100 prisoners) from secure custody and open custody, 2014-15
Number of escapes by prisoners from secure custody and open custody, 2014-15
Percentage of orders completed during the year that were not breached for failure to meet the order requirements or because further offences were committed, 2014-15
a Caveats for these data are available in Chapter 8 and Attachment 8A. Refer to the indicator interpretation boxes in chapter 8 for information to assist with interpreting data presented in this table.
b These data are derived from detailed data in Chapter 8 and Attachment 8A.
na Not available.
.. Not applicable.
- Nil or rounded to zero.Source: Chapter 8 and Attachment 8A
Performance indicator data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in this chapter are available in the attachment tables listed below. Contextual data and further supporting information can be found in the chapter.
|Table number||Table title|
|Table 8A.15||Deaths from apparent unnatural causes, by Indigenous status, 2014-15 (per 100 prisoners/detainees)|
|Table 8A.26||NSW Effectiveness, prisons|
|Table 8A.34||Victoria Effectiveness, prisons|
|Table 8A.40||Queensland Effectiveness, prisons|
|Table 8A.52||SA Effectiveness, prisons|
|Table 8A.58||Tasmania Effectiveness, prisons|
|Table 8A.64||ACT Effectiveness, prisons|
|Table 8A.72||NT Effectiveness, prisons|