26 February 2023

UPDATE: Police investigate death at Canberra's prison, which sent facility into lockdown

| Albert McKnight
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Alexander Maconochie Centre aerial view

The Alexander Maconochie Centre was put into lockdown on Sunday. Photo: File.

UPDATED, 10 pm: Police are investigating after a person died at Canberra’s jail on Sunday, which had resulted in the facility being put into lockdown.

“ACT Policing is investigating a death at the Alexander Maconochie Centre that occurred earlier today (Sunday 26 February 2023),” an ACT Policing spokesperson said.

“A report will be prepared for the coroner.”

SUNDAY, 26 February: An incident resulted in Canberra’s prison going into lockdown on Sunday (26 February).

A spokesperson for the Justice and Community Safety Directorate confirmed “an incident” had occurred at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) at about 1 pm that afternoon.

“While ACT Policing investigates the incident, the AMC has been placed into lockdown,” the spokesperson said.

More to come.

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I saw an ambulance turn in there just after 1pm.

Georgia Schweitzer8:34 pm 26 Feb 23

Any more information on what the “incident” was?

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