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Correctional officers at court cells receive inmates directly from court or police custody, and begin the management and screening of inmates.
Inmates can be suffering withdrawal from substances, mental health issues or distress from being detained.
24-hour court cells are at the front-end of the correctional system. Their operation relies on high levels of co-operation between:
We inspected all 24-hour court cells complexes in NSW and the Amber Laurel Correctional Centre.
The Inspector makes 37 recommendations. These include systemic and facility specific improvements in:
The 24-hour Court Cells in NSW Report was tabled in parliament and published in June 2018.
24-hour Court Cells in NSW Report (PDF , 1.1 MB)
11 May 2023
We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work and we pay respect to the Elders, past, present and future.