The Future Justice and Corrections Summit 2020 in Sydney brought together over 30 speakers from across the world to discuss a wide range of issues related to correctional facilities and inmate rehabilitation. This year’s theme was ‘Delivering Better Outcomes for People in Custody through Innovative Design & Rehabilitation Practices’.

The rising number of repeat offenders is a serious issue facing correctional facility managers in Australia. Such a trend places enormous pressure on correctional facilities to find innovative means of improving the rehabilitation process for inmates.

Given this scenario, the 5th edition of the Summit presented an opportunity to delegates to discuss innovative rehabilitation solutions to reduce recidivism rates. The topics discussed ranged from designing therapeutic and restorative correctional facilities to solutions for youth justice.

As a sponsor, Enware Australia demonstrated their contribution to the cause with their Custodian range of secure bathroom solutions.

The Custodian range has been designed to improve the rehabilitation process by humanising the correctional facility experience for inmates. Providing a homely feel for prisoners, the Custodian range improves the transition of prisoners from correctional facilities into mainstream society as part of the World Health Organisation’s Health in Prisons project.

WHO’s Health in Prisons concept aims to ensure that all inhabitants have access to basic human rights and suitable health, while making sure that correctional facilities are a part of society as well.

With the Custodian range in correctional facilities, prisoners can feel like they are a part of society and maintain their humanity as part of the rehabilitation process, which helps with their integration into society. Each product in this range has been tested to meet correctional safety design guidelines for wear and tear.

The product range is in compliance with: AS/NZS 4020: 2005 – materials in contact with drinking water; AS 4032.1: 2005 – Valves for the control of heated water supply temperatures – Part 1: Thermostatic mixing valves; AS 2345: 2006, EN 55014-1: 2006 + A1: 2011/A2: 2011 EMC; EN 62262: 2002 FOR IK 10 CODE; and AS 1530.2: 1993 method for tests on building materials, components and structures.