Hume Hilton full to the brim

johnboy 6 December 2010 33

It is without much astonishment that we read in the Canberra Times that the Alexander Maconochie Centre, functionally operational for just a year, has run out of capacity and needs to either be expanded or to start bunking up the inmates.

Sold as a 300 bed facility it turns out the operational capacity is just 250 and they’re up to 230 of Canberra’s least wanted.

Simon Corbell is thinking about what to do.


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Vix Vix 1:13 am 13 Dec 10

fluey said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

The real problem is the draconian justice system in the ACT that seems to continually lock up people who should be in the community.

The tough sentences for minor crimes in this jurisdiction has to stop. *ducks*

Woah! Which crimes? We are notoriously one of the most lenient jurisdictions in Australia!!

Oh the poor darlings. Perhaps the ACT government could ask residents to billet prisoners so they don’t miss out on their creature comforts.

What?? I thought you poor Canberrans went to gaol for speed camera offenses…??

farnarkler farnarkler 9:07 pm 08 Dec 10

Now why would NSW want to house ACT prisoners???

cleo cleo 10:58 pm 07 Dec 10

Oh the poor darlings. Perhaps the ACT government could ask residents to billet prisoners so they don’t miss out on their creature comforts.

Maybe the violent prisoners should be in Goulburn prison!

farnarkler farnarkler 8:43 pm 06 Dec 10

Oh the poor darlings. Perhaps the ACT government could ask residents to billet prisoners so they don’t miss out on their creature comforts.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 8:30 pm 06 Dec 10

amarooresident3 said :

Pommy bastard said :

john87_no1 said :

Its not meant to be a comfortable experience. Maybe if they removed the plasma TV’s, gyms, kitchettes, in-cell showers and computers there would be more room to put inmates??

My mother in law would love access to state funded plasma TV, gym, kitchettes, and computers etc, and free meals and educational opportunities. Unfortunately for her she’s worked all her life and is now a volunteer at Calvary.

She should think about mugging someone instead, the state seems to respect that more.

I’m sure she would love to be locked up, subject to random searches and testing and only have limited access to her family as well.

That just emphasises the shame the state cannot provide those facilities to good, hard working, tax paying, senior citizens, but can for thugs and low lives locked up in the Hume Hilton.

Or were you deliberately being obtuse?

sepi sepi 7:48 pm 06 Dec 10

limited access to son-in-law PB at xmas vs prison time …. tough call

Mr Lubberlubber Mr Lubberlubber 7:12 pm 06 Dec 10

fluey said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

The real problem is the draconian justice system in the ACT that seems to continually lock up people who should be in the community.

The tough sentences for minor crimes in this jurisdiction has to stop. *ducks*

Woah! Which crimes? We are notoriously one of the most lenient jurisdictions in Australia!!

You got one csri.

erv erv 6:30 pm 06 Dec 10

sepi said :

Well perhaps it is time to build a purpose build Lock-Up rehab centre.

Or half of one :p

MrsD1ngo MrsD1ngo 5:04 pm 06 Dec 10

john87_no1 said :

Swaggie said :

Poor Simon is “thinking about what to do”? Just bunk em up mate, they make the choice to do the crime so they can share the time. Next problem?

+1

Its not meant to be a comfortable experience. Maybe if they removed the plasma TV’s, gyms, kitchettes, in-cell showers and computers there would be more room to put inmates??

Another +1

amarooresident3 amarooresident3 5:03 pm 06 Dec 10

Pommy bastard said :

john87_no1 said :

Its not meant to be a comfortable experience. Maybe if they removed the plasma TV’s, gyms, kitchettes, in-cell showers and computers there would be more room to put inmates??

My mother in law woudl love access to state funded plasma TV, gym, kitchettes, and computers etc, and free meals and educational opportunities. Unfortunately for her she’s worked all her life and is now a volunteer at Calvary.

She should think about mugging someone instead, the state seems to respect that more.

I’m sure she would love to be locked up, subject to random searches and testing and only have limited access to her family as well.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 4:40 pm 06 Dec 10

john87_no1 said :

Its not meant to be a comfortable experience. Maybe if they removed the plasma TV’s, gyms, kitchettes, in-cell showers and computers there would be more room to put inmates??

My mother in law woudl love access to state funded plasma TV, gym, kitchettes, and computers etc, and free meals and educational opportunities. Unfortunately for her she’s worked all her life and is now a volunteer at Calvary.

She should think about mugging someone instead, the state seems to respect that more.

amarooresident3 amarooresident3 4:02 pm 06 Dec 10

Didn’t the Libs want to fill it up with NSW prisoners?

http://the-riotact.com/?p=12204

fluey fluey 3:34 pm 06 Dec 10

colourful sydney racing identity said :

The real problem is the draconian justice system in the ACT that seems to continually lock up people who should be in the community.

The tough sentences for minor crimes in this jurisdiction has to stop. *ducks*

Woah! Which crimes? We are notoriously one of the most lenient jurisdictions in Australia!!

Peewee Slasher Peewee Slasher 3:24 pm 06 Dec 10

Point taken – must double check

fluey fluey 3:08 pm 06 Dec 10

Peewee Slasher said :

Hey Fluey,

Weekend detention is served in the seperate building (to the South). The one that looks like the office block, near the escape helicopter.

My understanding is that it’s served here:

Symonston Periodic Detention Centre
Mugga Lane
Red Hill ACT

Sorry, not Symonston (got confused because Symonston is in the name.. haha!)

I thought the office type building was the independent living type place that well behaved prisoners/prisoners being transitioned into release got to live.

Peewee Slasher Peewee Slasher 2:38 pm 06 Dec 10

Hey Fluey,

Weekend detention is served in the seperate building (to the South). The one that looks like the office block, near the escape helicopter.

fluey fluey 2:32 pm 06 Dec 10

sepi said :

Giving people short real sentences like 2 weeks jail, instead of 2 months weekend detention would probably fix it. I assume it’s only full on weekends.

I’m pretty sure people who serve periodic (weekend) detention go to a facility in Symonston not the AMC.

john87_no1 john87_no1 1:53 pm 06 Dec 10

Swaggie said :

Poor Simon is “thinking about what to do”? Just bunk em up mate, they make the choice to do the crime so they can share the time. Next problem?

+1

Its not meant to be a comfortable experience. Maybe if they removed the plasma TV’s, gyms, kitchettes, in-cell showers and computers there would be more room to put inmates??

Swaggie Swaggie 1:12 pm 06 Dec 10

Poor Simon is “thinking about what to do”? Just bunk em up mate, they make the choice to do the crime so they can share the time. Next problem?

sepi sepi 1:08 pm 06 Dec 10

Well perhaps it is time to build a purpose build Lock-Up rehab centre.

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