Invitation for Submissions to Healthy Prison Review of AMC

In Australia, The Office of the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) Inspector of Correctional Services (OICS) will be conducting a Healthy Prison Review of AMC (Alexander Maconochie Centre) in mid-2019 and is inviting submissions from stakeholders.

The healthy prison framework adopted by the OICS broadly comprises four ‘pillars’:

  • Safety
    Detainees, even the most vulnerable, are held safely. Staff are able to work in a safe and supportive environment. Visitors feel safe when at AMC.
  • Respect
    Detainees, staff and visitors are treated with respect for their human rights and dignity.
  • Purposeful activity
    Detainees are able, and expected, to engage in activity that is likely to benefit them.
  • Rehabilitation and preparation for release
    Detainees have access to quality criminogenic and other therapeutic programs to assist in their rehabilitation. Detainees are supported to maintain contact with their families and community, prepared for release.

Submissions to the review are invited from stakeholders, including staff of ACT Corrective Services, detainees, community organisations and the academic community. Submissions may address one or more of the ‘pillars’ but are not required to do so.

Submissions should not raise complaints about the treatment or conduct of named individuals (although anonymous case studies are welcomed).

Contributors that wish to remain anonymous for the purposes of the final report of the review should mark this on their submission but it would assist the OICS if contact details are provided for follow-up if necessary.

Submissions close on 1 May 2019

Submissions can be mailed to:
Office of the ACT Inspector of Correctional Services
GPO Box 158
Canberra City ACT 2601

Or by email to: ics@act.gov.au