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​For the record: Prison watchdog bemoaned lost independence

Prison watchdog bemoaned lost independence by Kirsty Needham, Sun Herald, 1 November 2015.
 
The claim that the office of the Inspector of Custodial Services, Corrective Services and Juvenile Justice were once separate agencies, and that the Inspector’s independence was compromised by organisational changes at the Department of Justice is wrong.
 
When the Inspector’s office was established in 2013, both Corrective Services and Juvenile Justice were already part of the Department of Attorney General and Justice, which has since been renamed the Department of Justice. The Inspector’s Office was not sitting in a separate department and has always been part of the Justice administrative structure.