Prison plagued with allegations of contraband

  Canberra’s maximum-security jail has been plagued by stories and allegations of contraband and illicit drugs being readily available amongst inmates since its inception. Just last year the prison was forced into an unprecedented emergency shut down after a hole in a perimeter fence and a package of contraband was…

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Prison methadone program mismanaged and misused

  The release of a former inmate’s memoir has revealed serious allegations of the deliberate misuse and mismanagement of the methadone program at Canberra’s maximum-security jail. “These new allegations align with what I have been hearing from sources for years and are backed up by the fact that the Alexander…

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The Canberra Liberal’s new shadow ministry announced

Opposition Leader Alistair Coe today announced the Canberra Liberals’ new shadow ministry. “The Canberra Liberals are committed to making our city a safe and prosperous community for everyone,” Mr Coe said. “Since the 2016 election the Canberra Liberals have been committed to exposing the government’s failures across a wide range…

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Little incentive for prisoners to work at AMC

An ongoing problem at the Alexander Maconochie Centre is that inmates can receive double the income from external sources than they can earn from working in the prison, Shadow Minister for Corrections Giulia Jones said today.  Questioning from the Canberra Liberals revealed inmates can receive $150 per week from anyone…

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UP TO 45 WOMEN IN A FACILITY DESIGNED FOR 29 AT THE AMC

The number of women forced to share facilities designed for 29 women at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has increased more than 40 per cent over the past four months, Shadow Minister for Women and Corrections Giulia Jones said today. “In a humiliating display of the government’s short-sightedness, it was revealed…

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