Prisons at breaking point

Prisons at breaking point

As members are aware, Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) is at the point where there are no more beds available to house the ever increasing inmate population. Late last year, PSA General Secretary Anne Gardiner wrote to the Premier with her grave concerns about the failure to plan for increasing numbers. Read Anne Gardiner’s letter HERE. Following several meetings with PSA delegates and staff, Commissioner Peter…

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Shared jail cells fine for crooks - The Daily Telegraph

Shared jail cells fine for crooks - The Daily Telegraph

BY MILES GODFREY The government is making no apologies over its crowded prisons as the state's  jails prepare for an influx of violent and serious criminals caused by NSW's tougher bail laws. Attorney-General Brad Hazzard said prisoners doubling up in cells was fine, adding that crooks should be doing it tough inside prison. "Tough new bail provisions and recent police operations have meant that more…

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Home Care Bulletin - 28 January 2015

Home Care Bulletin - 28 January 2015

Home Care Bulletin - 28 January 2015 (PDF version) On 16 January 2015, the PSA received another letter from NSW Industrial Relations (available HERE). This was in reply to the PSA’s letter of 5 December 2014 (available HERE). The PSA re-stated the differences between the parties which are preventing an agreement being reached on a Home Care Transfer Package. These are: 1. No provision for…

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POVB News January 2015

POVB News January 2015

POVB Bulletin January 2015 (PDF version) FROM THE CHAIR Inmate state and overcrowding CSNSW wrote to the PSA General Secretary and indicated that they wished to formally commence the consultation process to increase bed numbers at various Centres throughout NSW. This request was on the tail of a letter from the General Secretary to Premier Mike Baird requesting that the Government take urgent action to…

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Prison overcrowding in the media

Prison overcrowding in the media

The issue of prison overcrowding and the need to reopen Kirkconnell and Grafton received plenty of media coverage today. PSA General Secretary Anne Gardiner was interviewed on 2GB. To hear that interview click HERE The Daily Telegraph also ran a story: "Prison closures to put NSW inmates in demountable buildings". Read the article HERE The issue was also addressed in the Telegraph's editorial: "Cheap jail plan puts…

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