A special Open Day will be held at the former Belconnen Remand Centre from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday 9 May 2009. The facility has been decommissioned following the recent movement of prisoners to the ACT’s new prison, the Alexander Maconochie Centre.
Corrections officers will be on hand to answer questions and to guide people through the facility.
Bookings are not required. Visitors should enter from the Rae Street side of the Belconnen Remand Centre. Limited parking is available at the Belconnen Remand Centre or on Rae Street. Parking is, however, available off Josephson Street adjacent to the Bus Depot or off Lathlain Street adjacent to the Belconnen Mall and office buildings.
For further information, please contact Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.
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Authorised by James Ryan, Executive Director, ACT Corrective Services
UPDATE: There’s also a media release from John Hargreaves on this.