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Canberra’s new luxury resort

By Special G 27 February 2008 50

I was speaking to someone in the know yesterday about the soon to be opened Canberra Resort (Gaol). Due for completion in August.

As such I was informed the new bungalows being built for the prisoners will be on par with any other brand new house in Canberra complete with plasma screen tv’s in all the rooms, complete kitchens and everything else you could possibly want. They also have sports ovals, gyms and ‘programs’ to keep them busy all day.

Unlike other correctional facilities around the place that have some sort of industry to keep holidayers busy and produce a useful outcome in skills and products there is no such industry being planned.

Add to the mix the guards will have no access to batons or firearms should things go completely pear shaped as they are prone to do. So what we have is prisoners with access to any form of homemade weapon (irons, sandwich presses, knifes) and guards with ….. harsh language and a human rights bill.

Good work people. Might as well make it voluntary attendance.

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James-T-Kirk 11:25 am 04 Mar 08

The nice thing about all of this is that we can purchase flat screen tvs from Ex Government furniture for cheap ass prices when the entire experiment goes to seed – Got to love a government who uses stuff for a couple of weeks, then dumps it because it is the wrong color!!!

James-T-Kirk 11:20 am 04 Mar 08

Cool – Canberra is famous overseas —

Dvorak is an opinionated IT blogster – Just what I like to read…

Skidbladnir 11:18 am 04 Mar 08

Nyssa uses both gaol and jail!
Burn her!

Mælinar 10:56 am 04 Mar 08

At least when this social experiment fails, they can use its secondary function as a hotel/motel complex on that side of town.

Thumper 9:37 am 04 Mar 08

If it doesn’t work, the Chief Minister can take responsiblity for it.

Ah, yeah, exactly like the bushfires…

captainwhorebags 9:30 am 04 Mar 08

This is as pointless as the furore about Ivan Milat being allowed to have a toaster in prison, something that required intervention from the NSW Premier.

The sentence specifies a time that the criminal is to be removed from society. It doesn’t include “and no flat screen TVs for you”.

I’m not a bleeding heart type, but if this social experiment improves rehabilitation and lowers recidivism, good for it. If it doesn’t work, the Chief Minister can take responsiblity for it. Like he did for the bushfires. oh, nevermind.

minime2 12:17 am 02 Mar 08

The batonless guards will be watching the TVs as the prisoners will al be wearing ankle bracelets with set maximums of travel. So when they run at the guards with a hot sandwich maker they will at least hear them coming. Bracelet thing IS fact though.

I don’t think there is, but there sure as hell should be!

BerraBoy68 8:34 pm 28 Feb 08

Or he could become a Marist Brother and experience both lifestyles.

Is there an award for best segway between topics?

freddie281 8:34 pm 28 Feb 08

Actually Heavs, I’ve never watched an episode of prison break. I was just quoting what I was told during the tour. Maybe another rioter has heard the same?

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