Report of Inquiry into Spring Hill Prison riot Loading Comments…
June 23, 2017
The Chief Ombudsman found there was strong public interest in release of the full report of the Inquiry into a riot at Spring Hill Prison in 2013, with some information withheld to prevent prejudice to the maintenance of the law.
The Department of Corrections refused a request for a full copy of its report of the Inquiry into the Spring Hill Prison riot of 2013. Summary information had been made available.
The Chief Ombudsman formed the opinion that good reason did not exist to withhold the report in its entirety but that, even if such reason existed, public interest in release outweighed the interests to be protected by withholding it, and these interests were not met by the content of the summary.
The Department accepted the Chief Ombudsman's opinion and published the report on its website, with some limited redactions the Chief Ombudsman agreed were necessary to prevent prejudice to the maintenance of the law.
Read the case note here.
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