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Inside the new prison

By johnboy 31 July 2008 25

Jorian Gardner has gone to prison.

Before a polarised community cracks open the champagne or begins their lamentations we should note that it was for a CityNews story.

So check it out if you want to get a look at the inside of the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

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IthinkTHIS 10:44 am 08 Aug 08

oh…… another comment..

There will be a breakfast lunch and dinner menu.

IthinkTHIS 10:43 am 08 Aug 08

AS POSTED BY ICANBERRAN “People were saying it would be like a 4 star hotel, seems they were right. If I were a senior and in need of an aged care placement, I think I would prefer to go here, certainly looks cleaner and more luxurios than amy old folks home I’ve seen. Good on Stanhope. Let’s make prisons so nice, people will want to go there.”

WOW.. what a great job the government have done, making this wonderful place for CRIMINALS to serve their time!
good reason for them to continue being criminals, they will get put back into a hotel each and every time..! CHEAP LIVING HUH!

glasscentralcanberra 9:55 am 03 Aug 08

Peterh – yeah, that was my point.

DJ 7:59 am 03 Aug 08

They shouldn’t have a choice. What next a breakfast wake up call and menu?

miz 11:51 pm 02 Aug 08

One thing the ACT corrective services clearly haven’t thought of, is how many prisoners, either Territory or federal, who did their crime in the ACT but are currently in a NSW prison, actually want to come to the ACT prison. While it’s VERY nice, I would imagine quite a few might want to stay in the NSW system, if they are not actually from the ACT and have family ties in NSW. In other words, those who come over the border to commit the crime.

Conversely, I expect there are offenders all over Australia who have family ties in ACT who may want to/be able to transfer here. This means that they will probably have to deal with quite a few interstate transfers.

I know they have not thought of this aspect because I work in an area that deals with prisoners, and we can’t get any answers! And I have not even included all the random queries from all over about whether they can transfer to the Sonic Hilton ‘ ‘cos it sounds good’ . . . (No, they can’t, but they WILL ask!).. I do wish they would stop advertising it like a hotel.

So all in all, their prisoner numbers are quite rubbery and likely to be wrong. Apparently they have just posted a pamphlet to all the ACT prisoners, with no letter, no contact phone, no request for an indication of whether they want to be transferred back to the ACT . . .

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