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ACT prison designed to fail

After Health, the Corrections portfolio would have to be the biggest poisoned chalice a minister could be given in this Territory.

Win-win-win: Assistance rescue dogs save the lives of veterans and prison inmates

Rescued or rehomed Labradors, trained by prison inmates, are helping serving and former ADF members manage PTSD.

Investigation into prison riots praises staff, criticises ex-Commissioner

Staff at the Alexander Maconochie Centre urgently need training, a report investigating the November prison riots recommends.

A Peach of a job? New position for Corrective Services Commissioner

ACT Corrective Services Commissioner Jon Peach is taking on a new role within the Justice and Community Safety Directorate.

Christine Nixon to chair corrections oversight committee for $2k per day

Former police commissioner Christine Nixon will develop a blueprint for changing the ACT prison and custodial services.

Aboriginal advocates furious Government rejected proposed AMC inquiry

Julie Tongs OAM is angry that a proposed investigation into systemic racism at an ACT prison will not take place.

Government rejects Liberals’ call for racism investigation at AMC

A proposed investigation into racism at the ACT’s prison, the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), will not take place.

AMC inmates light four fires in ‘concerning’ incident

A “concerning” disturbance at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) last night saw 27 protesting detainees light four fires.

ACT takes first step to raise criminal age

The ACT has taken the first step towards raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years, with a motion from the Greens committing the Government to consider the legislation...

Call on ACT Government to ‘Raise the Age’

The ACT’s youth, health, legal and community sector have criticised the Australian Attorneys-General “lack of leadership,” after the group failed to raise the criminal age of responsibility yesterday.

Canberra Black Lives Matter protests continue into weekend

Following Friday 5 June’s Black Lives Matter protest, at least 500 Canberrans will participate in a protest outside Parliament House on 6 June from 3pm.

Further calls for prisons to release vulnerable detainees

Governments around the country are being called on to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons and youth detention centres by releasing vulnerable inmates.
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