Alice Springs Correctional Centre

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Alice Springs Correctional Centre
Location Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Coordinates 23°51′30″S 133°47′57″E / 23.858288°S 133.799143°E / -23.858288; 133.799143Coordinates: 23°51′30″S 133°47′57″E / 23.858288°S 133.799143°E / -23.858288; 133.799143
Status Operational
Security class Medium to maximum
Capacity 400
Opened 1996
Managed by Northern Territory Correctional Services

The Alice Springs Correctional Centre, an Australian medium to maximum security prison for males and females, is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) outside Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. The centre is managed by Northern Territory Correctional Services, an agency of the Department of Justice of the Government of the Northern Territory. The centre detains sentenced and charged felons under Northern Territory and/or Commonwealth law.

Facilities

Opened in 1996, the centre has a total capacity for 400 inmates in a variety of security classifications. The centre serves as the main maximum security prison for the Northern Territory. Within a secure compound, up to 316 inmates are accommodated. In a low security environment, located outside the main perimeter fence, 84 units operate with minimal supervision.[1]

An active art program at the centre enables inmates to develop art and business skills. All proceeds from the sale of art works go to victims of crime and support prison programs.[2]

Notable prisoners

See also

References

  1. ^ "Alice Springs Correctional Centre". Northern Territory Correctional Services: Custodial Operations. Government of the Northern Territory. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Kerin, Lindy (3 December 2004). "Prison Art" (transcript). Stateline Northern Territory. Australia: ABC TV. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Falconio murderer moved to Alice Springs". ABC News. Australia. 25 August 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 

External links

  • Northern Territory Correctional Services website
  • Department of Justice website


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