South Australia Prisoner Movement and In-Court Management
Commencing in December 1996, this contract was the first of its type to be operated by the private sector in Australia.
More than 38,000 Prisoner movements and 18,000 in-court escorting management tasks are completed each year in South Australia by G4S Care and Justice, incorporating the duties formerly undertaken by five agencies; the Court Administration Authority, the Department of Correctional Services, the South Australia Police, Forensic Health and Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.
G4S Care and Justice is responsible for the movement of all prisoners (except those with a High1security classification) between prisons; from prisons and police stations to courts; to hospitals and other health related appointments outside of prison. The service covers adult prisoners, young offenders and forensic patients.
Prisoners are transported in purpose-designed and built, secure vehicles and are guarded when admitted as in-patients to public hospitals. The uniqueness of this contract requires that G4S officers be appointed as both Officers of the Crown, and Sheriff’s Officers. G4S takes great care in the recruitment of, and provision of specialised education for its Escort Officers.