Publications

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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

Food and Nutrition Inspection Report 2020 (PDF, 3.9 MB)

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

Food and Nutrition Inspection Report 2020 (PDF, 5.2 MB)

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

Research papers

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

Reviews

Capacity Utilisation Review 2021 (PDF, 2.1 MB)

Lockdowns Review 2021 (PDF, 986.8 KB)

Surveys

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

Environmental Health and Hygiene

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

  • Inspection of the Mary Hutchinson Women’s Prison was conducted in late 2021.
  • Final reports of findings are currently being written. Once the reports are completed they will be tabled in Parliament.

  • Inspections of all custodial centres will be conducted in mid 2022. The theme of particular focus for these inspections is Mental Health.
  • Following the inspections, draft reports of findings will be prepared and consultation with relevant departments will be undertaken. Reports will then be finalised and tabled in Parliament.