24 November 2023

Four AMC detainees charged with allegedly breaching family violence orders from behind bars

| Claire Fenwicke
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ACT Policing has been working with ACT Corrective Services to ensure detainees aren’t breaching their FVOs from behind bars. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

Four Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) detainees have been charged in November for allegedly contravening their family violence orders (FVO) from prison.

The four prisoners have been charged with a total of 14 contraventions following investigations by ACT Policing’s Family Violence Unit and ACT Corrective Services.

Police have alleged the detainees contacted protected persons from within the AMC (in contravention of their FVOs) by providing false information to ACT Corrective Services, using other detainees’ telephone accounts or passing messages through third parties.

An associate of one of the detainees has also been charged with aiding and abetting the contravention of an FVO.

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Contravening, and aiding and abetting the contravention of an FVO are both serious offences carrying a maximum penalty of up to five years’ imprisonment.

Five AMC detainees have previously been charged with allegedly breaching their FVOs.

Investigations and cooperation between police and corrective services will continue.

If you are a victim of family violence or believe someone you know is the victim of family violence, you can contact police on 131 444 or Triple Zero (000) in an emergency or attend any police station. You can also make a report to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, where information can be provided anonymously.

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