The Review examined the culture, experiences, systems and processes within Victoria’s prisons and correctional centres. It drew on research, data and the direct testimony of people who have experience of the corrections system to develop recommendations that will promote a safer corrections system characterised by respect, equality, transparency and support. In recognition of the continued over-representation of Aboriginal people in custody, the Review also looked carefully at Aboriginal cultural safety and self-determination.
Examining both private and public corrections facilities, the Review focused on two streams of inquiry – ensuring the wellbeing and safety of staff within the adult custodial corrections system, and ensuring the system is safe for people in custody, promotes rehabilitation and caters to their needs, to ensure the system improves community safety.
The Review began in August 2021 and delivered its report to the Minister for Corrections in December 2022.