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New prison officers ready to go

By Thumper 3 July 2008 40

ABC online is reporting that Canberra’s new prison will have its full contingent of staff by the time the facility starts accepting inmates later this year, according to ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell

The latest batch of correctional officers to work at the centre graduated at a ceremony at Old Parliament House yesterday.

The officers have been recruited from the ACT, New South Wales and Victoria, and include 30 men and nine women.

It does appear that the facility is thus far running smoothly in its construction and planning.

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peterh 5:24 pm 04 Jul 08

vg said :

“is the new building project out at mitchell going to replace quamby?”

Yes, its the ‘April Moonbeam’ centre, or something appropriately ‘dream time’-like to fit in with the Territory plan

I just hope that they manage to prevent the inmates from scaling the wall, they did at quamby, one guy used to come back to school to visit and get caught again every week for a month.

Finally, they let him go, but he was back in no time. (more reminiscing from charnwood days)

vg 5:17 pm 04 Jul 08

“is the new building project out at mitchell going to replace quamby?”

Yes, its the ‘April Moonbeam’ centre, or something appropriately ‘dream time’-like to fit in with the Territory plan

vg 5:16 pm 04 Jul 08

Being as around 40% of the offenders will be incarcerated for offences involving violence it is tremendous to see that, from what I have read, there doesn’t appear to be the ability to classify prisoners as max/med/min security. This could see prisoners a la your Bilal Skaf types more than freely mixing with your first time incarcerated fraudster.

I would assume that some level of different classification exists within the prison but, from what I’ve read, it doesn’t appear so. I would hope someone would correct me.

If not it will be tremendous to see the human rights of some of our murderers and armed robbers protected so they can mix with whomever they please whilst reclined in front of the plasma, or kicking the footy around on a balmy summer’s evening by the barbie

peterh 5:15 pm 04 Jul 08

Thumper said :

Clowns are evil.

hippies are fun to laugh at.

It’s a proven scientific fact.

nothing funny about a clown, it is like dolphins – never trust a species that grins all the time, its up to something…

peterh 5:13 pm 04 Jul 08

is the new building project out at mitchell going to replace quamby? will we have a northside and southside remand centre, one for juveniles and one for adults?

any news on when Southcare will be moving? (I would want to move, if I were them)

DJ 5:10 pm 04 Jul 08

DOn’t forget to turn off the 43 inch plasma…. and playstation too!

DJ 5:09 pm 04 Jul 08

To clarify, the ACT residents who reside in interstate goals – bet they can’t wait!

vg 5:09 pm 04 Jul 08

If he was in the NSW system I don’t think he would describe what was being built at Hume as a ‘prison’. More like a drop in centre where anything goes and you’re asked to make sure you lock yourself in at night

DJ 5:08 pm 04 Jul 08

I guess that it’ll be full in no time – the ACT Government will have all the interstate long term inmates transfer to the new facility. The savings could be significant financially but socially… I don’t know.

Skidbladnir 4:58 pm 04 Jul 08

Totally back on topic here…

@Mike Crowther, running candidate for an electorate without a prison, but whose constituents may one day end up there, and with the insight of someone who has actually been a prison guard

What are your thoughts on the prison at Hume where these guards are going to put, which is going to be “human rights compliant”.

Worthwhile effort, or spectacular waste of money, effort, and plasma tvs?
And can you explain your answer by drawing on experience?

peterh 4:21 pm 04 Jul 08

Twisted sister rings a bell, I am sure….

Deadmandrinking 3:31 pm 04 Jul 08

No…explain why, you owe it to every other generation!

Deadmandrinking 12:42 pm 04 Jul 08

Explain Hair metal….

Thumper 8:12 am 04 Jul 08

Clowns are evil.

hippies are fun to laugh at.

It’s a proven scientific fact.

Deadmandrinking 1:56 am 04 Jul 08

Hair metal…

You’re done, mate.

ant 1:17 am 04 Jul 08

Yeahbut, I’m not a clown. And I’m 80s. The 60s were apalling!

Deadmandrinking 12:26 am 04 Jul 08

Man…get out of the sixties, hippie! I’ll eat you if you’re not careful!

ant 12:11 am 04 Jul 08

Yeahbut you don’t EAT them.

Deadmandrinking 12:01 am 04 Jul 08

Dude…get with the times. Clowns are in!

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