Conference Day One: Monday, 4th December 2017

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Conference Registration and Arrival Coffee

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Opening Remarks by IQPC Australia and the Conference Chair

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM KEYNOTE SPEAKER Canada: A Case Study in Finding the Right Balance between Security and Rehabilitation

Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator of Canada, Office of the Correctional Investigator
Drawing on the demographics of the inmate population, the Correctional Investigator of Canada will trace the social architecture of imprisonment showing how its purpose and design have evolved and changed over time. Like the penal colony, some of Canada’s oldest penitentiaries pre-date Confederation. Various crisis and reform periods throughout the 20th century moved the penitentiary from a place of hard labour and corporal punishment to a safe and humane environment where the deprivation of liberty does not mean the total forfeiture of human dignity. This session will discuss:

  • The balance between supporting and assisting offender rehabilitation while serving overriding public safety objectives.
  • Contemporary prison design features, services and programs that help offenders to make a successful transition from prison to the community.

Ivan Zinger

Correctional Investigator of Canada
Office of the Correctional Investigator
  • Discussing the relationship between preserving human rights and prison architecture
  • How should safety and security be preserved without infringing on inmate rights?
  • How does traditional prison design fail to accommodate and care for high-needs inmates?
  • In what ways can the physical environment of a prison adapt to meet the needs of ageing and disabled inmates? How can prisons be designed to meet the needs of juvenile and other vulnerable offender groups, and aid in their safety and well-bring?
  • How can project managers take into account meeting the variety of stakeholder needs during the research and development phase of a prison extension, new-build or re-development?

Keenan Mundine

Principal Consultant
Inside Out Aboriginal Justice Consultancy

Andrew Dunkley

Operations Manager

Garry Brown

The Northern Pathways Consortium - Serco Justice

Sarah Paddick

Totalspace Design

Denise Sticklen

Nurse Unit Manager for Offender Health Services
Townsville Hospital and Health Service, Department of Health



11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Interactive Roundtable Discussions: The Future of Prison Development and Management

In 2017, not only will you hear peer-to-peer led case studies and best practice, you will also receive focused thought leadership and insight into the future of Prison Development and Management in Australia. How will the IDGs run?

  • The entire audience will break up and choose IDGs based on which topics are most relevant and interesting to them.
  • Each IDG is set in a roundtable format and will be facilitated by a thought leader in the space
  • Each delegate will have the opportunity to select 2 topics and will rotate between their choices every 30 minutes.
  • Discussion groups are kept small to ensure all delegates get the opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, ensuring a perfectly tailored experience.

Table One

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Achieving Real Sustainable Outcomes in a Correctional Environment

Caiman McCabe, Director, Cundall
  • Advancements in improving internal environmental quality, well-being and comfort
  • Technologies and systems in respect to energy, water and waste, that offer reduced environmental impact and lower operational costs
  • Complimentary initiatives to improving social outcomes

Caiman McCabe


Table Two

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Combatting Extremism through Facility Design and Offender Triage

Roderic Broadhurst, Professor of Criminology, Australian National University
  • How can the Prison Environment Help or Hinder Extremist Offenders?
  • The importance of triage to understand and assess risk
  • A discussion on the controversial measure to concentrate versus disperse inmates in respect to dangerous prisoners

Roderic Broadhurst

Professor of Criminology
Australian National University

Table Three

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Aligning Offender Management Frameworks with Prison Resources

  • Using interview techniques and assessment instruments to determine offenders security risks and programmatic needs
  • Using the results to coordinate prisoner needs with prison facilities
  • Incentivising good behaviour through behavioural- based reward systems

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Thought Leadership Session


2:00 PM - 2:40 PM The Adelaide Women’s Prison Accommodation Upgrade Project

Sarah Paddick, Architect/Director, Totalspace Design
Women’s Adelaide Prison has a total capacity of 148 remand and sentenced inmates. It is currently refurbishing an existing aged cell block into a therapeutic and more independent living environment. This project is special because it involves 10 female prisoners in the build process, working full time with the Managing Contractor and subcontractors, in all elements of the build.
In addition the women are undertaking a Certificate 2 Construction course with TAFE, who are coming to the prison to teach. Some of the team have already had job offers from subcontractors they have worked with.
  • Results of Stage 1 of 4 which involved the refurbishment of one wing of cells, plus dining and association spaces, and an internal landscaped courtyard.
  • Management of the existing team of prisoners, who will continue on through the next stages, gaining more skills to the point where we see they may be able to undertake some trade packages by themselves i.e. painting or tiling
  • Reviewing Stages 2 to 4 of the prison upgrade

Sarah Paddick

Totalspace Design

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM CASE STUDY: Using Biometrics at Mt Gambier Prison to Enable a Campus-Style Prison

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Mt Gambier is a privately run prison that accommodates 172 medium to low security male prisoners. In order to allow the prisoners to move about the campus-style prison more freely, the entire complex uses Biometric security to ensure it can be safely monitored and maintained. This session will discuss:

  • The campus-style layout of the prison, and how this enables greater normalisation of everyday life for prisoners
  • An overview of the use of finger-print and retina scanning, and how this technology has been embedded throughout the complex
  • The results of using Biometrics after 2 years of its implementation

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM Afternoon Tea and Networking Break

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM CASE STUDY: Streamlining Townsville Corrective Services to Improve Access to Services for Offender Health Patients

Denise Sticklen, Nurse Unit Manager for Offender Health Services, Townsville Hospital and Health Service, Department of Health
The Townsville Offender Health Service has seen a continuing upward spiralling demand for health services at the facility. This is in line with state-wide (Qld) growth in the prison populations. There is limited availability, high demand and constant competition for supply. This has resulted in reactive approach for health teams working within the correctional settings, rather than proactive. It is time to change how we do business.
  • Overview of facility and traditional Hive service structure (space utilisation)
  • Access to services- current vs projected plan
  • Resourcing issues and options utilised

Denise Sticklen

Nurse Unit Manager for Offender Health Services
Townsville Hospital and Health Service, Department of Health

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM Improving Outcomes for Prisoners in Transit by Utilizing the Information Carried by the Transporting Vehicle

Andrew Dunkley, Operations Manager, G4S
This session will discuss the benefits of tracking inmates during transport. By retro-fitting transport vehicles with computer systems, custodial services will be able to better communicate between the vehicle and the destination during transit, enabling tailored responses to each vehicle arrival.

  • Create vehicle barcodes that can communicate information to prison software upon arrival
  • Understand how downloading data directly into vehicles can assist with the logistics of prisoner transferral
  • Respond more urgently to transfer needs, for example send injured or unwell inmates straight to healthcare facilities without having to dock first

Andrew Dunkley

Operations Manager

5:10 PM - 5:50 PM DELEGATE DEBATE: A prison’s environment influences the outcome of inmate recidivism

Roderic Broadhurst, Professor of Criminology, Australian National University
The facilitator will provide ten minutes of insight on the topic, then each table chooses to either agree or disagree with the above statement. They get 20 minutes to create an argument that supports or refutes the given statement, after which each table will send a speaker who will get up and present their case. The facilitator will then choose which table wins.

Roderic Broadhurst

Professor of Criminology
Australian National University

5:50 PM - 5:50 PM Conclusion of Day One and Networking Drinks for all Attendees