Independent MLC Ivan Dean says new Northern prison must address Tasmania's recidivism rate

Adam Holmes
Updated April 14 2021 - 11:34pm, first published October 19 2020 - 2:00pm
Ivan Dean MLC says it's clear Tasmania needs a new approach to prisoner rehabilitation, supporting the remarks of Greg Barns SC.
Ivan Dean MLC says it's clear Tasmania needs a new approach to prisoner rehabilitation, supporting the remarks of Greg Barns SC.

Windermere independent MLC Ivan Dean has backed Greg Barns SC's view that the new correctional facility in the North should take a vastly different approach to Risdon, but believes Westbury is a better location for it than Launceston.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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