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Ombudsman SA

Owning Institution:

Ombudsman's own initiative investigation in relation to issues surrounding the death in custody of Mr Wayne Fella Morrison

The Ombudsman conducted an ‘own initiative’ investigation of the Department for Correctional Services’ handling of various issues before and after the 2016 death of an Aboriginal prisoner, Mr Morrison.

Ombudsman investigation into the Department for Correctional Services in relation to the restraining and shackling of prisoners in hospitals

This report finds that South Australia's Department for Correctional Services has breached section 86 of the Correctional Services Act, by failing to adequately consider the individual circumstances of each prisoner in deciding whether to apply restraints in hospitals. Key findings: shackles should only be used...

An audit of prisoner complaint handling in the South Australian Department for Correctional Services

This audit assesses prisoner complaint handling practices against recognised national and international standards, with an eye to the realities of managing almost 2000 prisoners across South Australia’s nine prisons. The evidence gathered in the audit indicates that the Department for Correctional Services complaint handling system...