Acacia Prison will continue to be managed by private operator Serco under a new contract announced today.
The new contract includes a significant increase in prisoner program delivery, and tougher penalties and stricter criteria for contract breaches.
The expanded contract is expected to provide a more effective arrangement for the total management of the prison.
The contract, which followed a competitive tender process, will commence on May 16, 2021 for an initial five years and includes two five-year extension options.
Serco will also be responsible for the facility’s maintenance.
As stated by Corrective Services Minister Francis Logan:
“The new contract has a requirement for increased prisoner program delivery and I look forward to seeing how Serco will meet that new standard.
“Serco has managed and maintained Acacia Prison for almost 15 years.
“Serco will be expected to deliver a high standard of service and support the department’s commitment to enhanced prisoner welfare and rehabilitation outcomes.
“The new contract also includes tougher penalties for breaching the terms of the contract and stricter criteria to ensure compliance with the State’s expectations.”