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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 and Upcoming events

COVID-19 (coronavirus) and visits

The Tasmania Prison Service is committed to ensuring the ongoing health and wellbeing of our prisoners, staff and visitors. In light of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), it has been necessary to make some temporary changes to the operation of visits at our prisons. For current information about visiting a Tasmanian prison, click here.

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.

The opening of the Vanessa Goodwin Mother and Baby Unit occurred on the 21 October 2018. The new 5 bed unit has been built to accommodate prisoners and their children and includes an outdoor play area. Click here for more information about this unit and other infrastructure works, including information about the additional two accommodation areas also built within the Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison.

Artists With Conviction Exhibition

The Artists with Conviction exhibition is an annual event providing prisoners within the Tasmania Prison Service 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 Tasmania Prison Service  Activities program.

The 2019 exhibition was held between 25 October and 16 November at the Moonah Arts Centre (MAC). The theme

"Crossroads" was selected from a list of suggestions from Prisoners.

Art from 2019 Artist With Conviction ExhibitionArt from 2019 Artists With Conviction ExhibitionArt from Artists With Conviction 2018 Exhibition

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  

21 January 2020

Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison

22 January 2020

Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison

23 January 2020