The state government has questioned staff conduct at Ashley Youth Detention Centre over the time surrounding two attacks that left three employees injured.
The two incidents occurred at detention facility on July 14 and 15 in which the employees received minor injuries after they were threatened by large shards of glass.
This was followed by a complaint to WorkSafe Tasmania about working conditions at the centre with claims staff safety was at risk.
The Justice Department will report back to the state government this Friday over the matter.
Human Services Minister Jacquie Petrusma said in state parliament this morning that 15 of the 46 security cameras were reviewed, tracing the 48 hours surrounding the incident to ensure context.
“Following this review, concerns have been raised regarding the appropriateness of the conduct of staff during these incidents,” she said.
“While I have seen the footage I am not an expert in custodial practices or youth detention.
“In the interests of an objective and transparent process I will make no more comment.”
Opposition justice spokeswoman Lara Giddings and Greens leader Cassy O’Connor both said they were unaware of the footage.
Greens leader Cassy O’Connor said it was time that the detention centre’s use was re-examined, describing it as a pathway to Risdon Prison and a taxpayer burden.
Ms stopped short of staying that the facility should be closed but said that other youth sentencing options should be available.
The government announced a $200,000 review of Ashley this year, looking at its design and environment.