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Latest news: Prison

ACT Government’s weekly roundup

Record-breaking tourist numbers; Canberra Health Services's research; a dragon boat facility; a playgroup for detainees' children; and more.

Prisoners Aid ACT: the charity we never want to need, but just might

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ most recent Prisoners in Australia report, as at June 2022, 77 per cent of the ACT’s then 381 prisoners had already served at least one prior prison term.

Jailbreak on Canberra airwaves for ACT inmates

Jailbreak is the longest running prison radio program in the world (25 years) and it’s transmitting right here in Canberra on 2XX 98.3 FM to prison inmates at the Alexander Maconochie Centre. Every...

Man jailed 46 months for US Capitol riot

A man who struck a police officer with a baton during rioting at the US Capitol in January has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison.

Alexander Maconochie Centre introduces rapid antigen screening

ACT Corrective Services is undertaking a Rapid Antigen Screening pilot program at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) designed to help protect employees, detainees and their families from COVID-19.

Employment assistance required to break return to prison cycle

People who have been recently released from prison face many obstacles in finding employment and this often contributes to a return to prison.

NSW prisons COVID-19 outbreak infected hundreds

A COVID-19 outbreak in NSW prisons is finally under control after hundreds of prisoners tested positive to the virus.

Parklea prison COVID-19 cluster jumps to 169

A COVID-19 cluster at a private prison in Sydney's north west has escalated to 169 cases, including 159 inmates.

More than 110 NSW prisoners test positive

At least 112 people held in Sydney prisons have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting calls for the urgent release of low-risk inmates to prevent further spread of the virus.

AMC prison rioters to face court this month

Two prison detainees will appear in court this month for their alleged involvement in a riot at the Alexander Maconochie Centre in May.

Inmates arrested after Sweden prison siege

Both hostages are free after two prison inmates in Sweden took two guards prisoner, according to police.

‘A shambles’: Liberals call for AMC investigation after prisoner escapes and mistaken releases

The ACT Government’s management of the Alexander Maconochie Centre and its detainees is “a shambles”, the Canberra Liberals claim.

Prison rehabilitation program ‘almost impossible’ to get into

Why, a prisoner's ex-partner wants to know, is it so difficult to get into the Alexander Maconochie Centre's Transitional Release Program?