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Bimberi the new name in youth incarceration

By johnboy - 3 September 2008 43

Frequently Canberrans ask “What do you have to do to get locked up in this town?”.

The 40 kids who have successfully answered this question will be thrilled that Mr Stanhope has announced the opening of a new home for them in Mitchell at the “Bimberi Youth Justice Centre“. (‘Cos Bimberi’s the highest peak in the Territory geddit?)

You can even check out a plan of the centre.

Our Brave Leader has high hopes for the facility:

    “The $42.5m purpose-built Centre is designed in the style of a secondary school campus and can accommodate up to 40 young people.

    “The opening of Bimberi is a milestone in youth justice for the ACT – and in Australia,” Mr Stanhope said. “It is the first Centre of its type to be designed, built and operated under Human Rights legislation.”

This is the replacement for Quamby.

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Bimberi the new name in youth incarceration
Heavs 4:29 pm 03 Sep 08

Turn over the BRAND NEW facility? Why not just refurb the old Quamby and turn that over to them. Same outcome.

peterh 4:28 pm 03 Sep 08

amarooresident said :

They kept escaping out of Quamby – that’s part of the reason the new place was built, along with no space to expand on that site and put the appropriate security fencing and secutity buffer zones.

all they had to do was increase the inner perimeter fence height, and set up a secondary perimeter fence around the first, higher again, and with a distance of at least 10m from the first.

amarooresident 4:20 pm 03 Sep 08

They kept escaping out of Quamby – that’s part of the reason the new place was built, along with no space to expand on that site and put the appropriate security fencing and secutity buffer zones.

peterh 4:11 pm 03 Sep 08

and then turn the facility in gungahlin over to a registered charity or ACT Housing for homeless youth.

peterh 4:06 pm 03 Sep 08

amarooresident said :

And what would you do with them peterh?

fix up quamby would be a good start. the facility is there. just refurb it.

SheepGroper 4:06 pm 03 Sep 08

FC said :

Yeah but I think its a bit rough calling them scum.
. . . Children are still CHILDREN.

They’re not children, they’re youths which implies teens and older. Hopefully the vermin that attempted to break my fence to get at my sheep once will be incarcerated there, but I doubt it.

amarooresident 4:02 pm 03 Sep 08

And what would you do with them peterh?

FC 3:54 pm 03 Sep 08

Yeah but I think its a bit rough calling them scum.
Also children who have likely been abused, neglected, experienced various types of trauma in their short lives.
Children are still CHILDREN.

DJ 3:50 pm 03 Sep 08

Children that break into you car, your home, your business… assault you or your family or other random people…

FC 3:41 pm 03 Sep 08

Just to remind you all we are talking about children here.

Skidbladnir 3:16 pm 03 Sep 08

(’Cos Bimberi’s the highest peak in the Territory geddit?)
So its named after a local mountain? Hilarious!
Please come and do stand-up at the Irish Club sometime.

I found a dog, and he has no nose. He looks strange, but still has a sense of scent, because he just has this big cavity leading to his olfactory epithelium.
If he is yours, please come and pick him up, as I suspect his his anal glands are playing up.

Swaggie 2:41 pm 03 Sep 08

It’s as pity the scum who will find their way in there can’t pay as much attention to other people’s Human Rights as our air brained leader apparently does to theirs.

peterh 2:40 pm 03 Sep 08

hk0reduck said :

Well, hopefully it will prevent future homeless.

To paraphrase the bible:
Scum begat Scum, Scum Begat Scum, Scum begat Scum, Scum Begat Scum, Scum begat Scum, Scum Begat Scum, Scum begat Scum, Scum Begat Scum, Scum begat Scum, Scum Begat Scum.

Hopefully this facility will work towards ending this cycle.

why would it, they would just be a rehabilitated better class of scum….

hk0reduck 2:34 pm 03 Sep 08

Well, hopefully it will prevent future homeless.

To paraphrase the bible:
Scum begat Scum, Scum Begat Scum, Scum begat Scum, Scum Begat Scum, Scum begat Scum, Scum Begat Scum, Scum begat Scum, Scum Begat Scum, Scum begat Scum, Scum Begat Scum.

Hopefully this facility will work towards ending this cycle.

peterh 2:29 pm 03 Sep 08

wow. a soccer field, amphitheater etc. what will the stanhope govt do about the homeless?

not a damn thing.

but look at the great facility for criminal youth.

will it be the same as the over the fence policy at quamby?

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