Corrective Services in Tasmania is located in the Department of Justice and Industrial Relations and consists of two elements, one being custodial and the other, community-based. The first is known as the Prison Service and the second as Community Corrections.
Each element functions within a separate operational and management infrastructure, but both have complementary long term aims, such as impacting upon the behaviour of offenders and reducing further offending. They also consult with one another, in strategic developments such as the technology designed to facilitate the collection of accurate data for assessment and planning, and sharing information that enables integrated offender management.
Community Corrections is responsible for the management of offenders in the community, who are sentenced to supervised probation, suspended sentences, community service orders, or who have been released from custody on parole.
THE PRISON SERVICE
The Prison Service is responsible for managing offenders safely and securely with humanity in a custodial setting, during periods of remand, awaiting court outcomes, and during their sentence progression, preparing them for release back into the community.