Prisons and offender management reform
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Summary of reform
An enormous program of work is under way to build more prisons and extra beds, improve the way our prisons are run and reduce offending.
- Extra beds for more inmates – $3.8 billion is being invested in prison infrastructure over four years, with thousands of new beds already provided and the construction of new prisons and correctional centres under way.
- More effective, efficient and accountable prisons with:
- new performance standards as part of benchmarking
- education reform to improve inmate literacy and numeracy
- market testing for the future operation of the John Morony Correctional Centre.
- Strengthened offender rehabilitation and supervision by Corrective Services NSW, with $237 million to be spent over four years to reduce reoffending, encompassing:
More infrastructure and better prisons will
improve community safety.
New or enhanced offender intervention will reduce reoffending.
The prison reform is expected to:
- address the increase in the state's prison population
- assist in reducing the annual rate of adult reoffending by five percentage points by 2019
create approximately 2000 jobs.
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