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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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peterh 4:17 pm 11 Sep 08

saw an article in the chronicle today, first chance to read it, looks like quamby will be demolished. Red hill residents WILL be pleased….

Special G 7:50 pm 05 Sep 08

Looks pretty good Gungahlin Al – plenty better than I’ve stayed in whilst in the Army and yes there are fences/curfews and the like there as well. Bring on the Defence Correctional Facility style of prison – least percentage of recidivist offenders anywhere.

Gungahlin Al 6:33 pm 05 Sep 08

If you are thinking that Bimberi might be a neat place to go spend a while, have a look at the photos I took around the centre during the opening.

It’s not Port Arthur, but it ain’t a holiday camp either – especially the “Safe Room”…

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