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Tasmania Prison Service

Vision and Purpose

Our vision is to improve the lives of those committed to our care and to deliver social and economic benefits to the Tasmanian community.

Our mission is to contribute to a safer Tasmania by providing a safe, secure and constructive environment for prisoners, encouraging them to address their offending behaviour, leading to rehabilitation, personal development and safer communities.

Currently the TPS is working through a Change Program that concentrates on continual improvement, development of processes, and implementation of cultural change.

What's New

Infrastructure Works

Under the continual Change Program a major infrastructure and Projects Team has been formed. The team will be developing and reviewing the current use of buildings and the operational needs of the TPS over the next 10 years.


Smoking Cessation in the TPS

On 31st January 2015 the TPS became a smoke-free workplace.  This means that all TPS prison facilities are now smoke-free.  Additionally, there is no smoking anywhere on prison property.

Upcoming Events


Artists With Conviction Exhibition

The Artists with Conviction exhibition is an annual event providing prisoners within TPS facilities, as well as offenders serving orders with Community Corrections, and TPS staff the opportunity to display their works of art and written pieces in the community. Artists with Conviction is an important aspect of the TPS Sport and Recreation program.

Art from the Artist With Conviction annual art exhibition

The 2018 Artists With Conviction exhibition will be held at the Waterside Pavilion at Mawson Place (on Argyle Street in Hobart). The exhibition will run between Thursday, 1st November and Tuesday, 6th November 2018. This year's theme is 'Down the Rabbit Hole'.

Artists with Conviction Poster 2018

Kids' Days

Kids' Days are a time for mums and dads in prison to have a special visit with their children, to have fun together, and create some great memories.  Each Kids' Day is based on a different theme, with lots of activities and games to keep everyone entertained. The Program is operated by the Christian Family Centre in conjunction with the TPS.

The next Kids' Days will be held as follows:-

Risdon Prison Complex  

10 July 2018  (9-11am and 1-3pm)

2 October 2018 (9-11am and 1-3pm)

Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison

11 July 2018 (12-2pm)

3 October 2018 (12-2pm)

Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison

12 July 2018 (1-3pm)

4 October 2018 (1-3 pm)