Wilfred Lopes Centre
From early 2006, inpatient mental health services for offenders in Tasmania have been provided within a Secure Mental Health Unit, The Wilfred Lopes Centre for Forensic Mental Health.
The Wilfred Lopes Centre is situated near Risdon Prison, but is not part of the prison. It is a health facility owned and managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Security provisions at the Wilfred Lopes Centre are of major importance. G4S is contracted by the Tasmanian Government, Department of Health and Human Services to provide Front of house Security, Control room monitoring, perimeter security, including control of entrance and egress, monitoring of perimeter detection systems, CCTV footage, response to perimeter breaches, High risk Escorts and Pager Duress response.