The Review will examine the culture, experiences, systems and processes within Victoria’s prisons and correctional centres. It will draw 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 will also look carefully at Aboriginal cultural safety and self-determination.
Examining both private and public corrections facilities, the Review will focus 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 begins in August 2021 and will report to the Minister for Corrections in mid 2022.