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Annual reports

Custodial Inspector Annual Report 2020-2021 (PDF, 734.1 KB)

Custodial Inspector Annual Report 2019-2020 (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Custodial Inspector Annual Report 2018-2019 (PDF, 3.5 MB)

Please visit the Libraries Tasmania online archive for previous editions of the Custodial Inspector's Annual Report.

Inspection reports

As Tasmania is a small jurisdiction, the approach of the Custodial Inspector is to undertake themed inspections of custodial centres focussing on particular inspection standards. At the end of a 3-year cycle, all facets of custodial centres will have been inspected against the full set of inspection standards.

Youth Custodial Services

Resources and Systems Inspection Report 2019 (PDF, 614.0 KB)

Equal Opportunity Inspection Report 2019 (PDF, 2.4 MB)

Families, Community and Partnership Inspection Report 2019 (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Adult Custodial Services

Resources and Systems Inspection Report 2019 (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Research papers

Rapid Evidence Assessment - Homicide Offender Recidivism  (PDF, 265.0 KB)


Lockdowns Review 2021 (PDF, 986.8 KB)


Prison Surveys 2020  (PDF, 4.9 MB)

Current inspections

This list includes:

  • Inspections which have been completed for which a report is being prepared
  • Inspections which have been announced for which planning is underway

Hygiene and Environmental Health

  • Inspections of all custodial centres were conducted in early 2021. The theme of particular focus for these inspections was Hygiene and Environmental Heath.
  • Preliminary reports of findings are currently being completed and the full reports will then be written and tabled in Parliament.

Food and Nutrition

  • Food and nutrition inspections were undertaken at all Tasmanian custodial centres in August and September 2020. Inspection reports are currently being prepared.