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Report
Description

Currently more than 7000 people are held in custody in Victoria's publicly and privately managed prisons, overseen by Corrections Victoria, a business unit of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS). Many of these prisoners struggle with complex issues including mental health conditions, drug addiction and a history of trauma.

Corrections Victoria's primary purpose is to manage these prisoners and the corrections system in a way that keeps the Victorian community safe. Corrections Victoria is also responsible for the health and safety of prisoners and staff, prisoner rehabilitation to reduce reoffending, the building of a sustainable system, and delivering value for money for the Victorian community.

In 2017, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) issued a research report on corruption risks associated with the corrections sector. Since that report, IBAC has completed a number of investigations into allegations of corrupt conduct in corrections. This special report focuses on four of those investigations – Operations Rous, Caparra, Nisidia and Molara. However, IBAC considers that the corruption vulnerabilities and the conduct of concern highlighted in these investigations exist more broadly within the corrections sector.

Publication Details
ISBN:

978-1-922349-16-3

License type:
CC BY
Access Rights Type:
open