1466. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Corrective Services:

I refer to Bandyup Women’s Prison, and I ask, over the last 12 months, how many prisoners did not complete required programs in time to apply for parole?

Hon Stephen Dawson replied:

The Department of Justice advises:

The information requested is not recorded in a manner that is easily retrievable within the given timeframe.

Each prisoner has a parole plan completed prior to their Earliest Eligibility Date which will outline if they completed a program that they were assessed as requiring. However this information is stored as free text in each report. To access this data would require looking at each individual prisoner’s parole plan for the 12 month period.

Please note, the Prisoners Review Board generally deny parole for a number of factors that impact on a person’s risk to the community. It is extremely rare that a prisoner will be denied parole due to only non-completion of a program.


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