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Launceston Reception Prison (1976 - )

From
1976
Categories
Government-run, Home, Juvenile Justice Centre, Prison and Temporary Care
Alternative Names
  • Launceston Remand Centre

The Launceston Reception Prison, run by the government, opened in 1976. It is in the Police Department buildings in Cimitiere Street which opened at the same time. The Prison is a remand centre with a capacity for up to 33 men and women. It is likely to have held inmates under the age of 18.

Details

Although the Police Department ran the Launceston Reception Prison, the Law Department had oversight of its inmates.

Location

1976 -
Location - Launceston Reception Centre is in Cimitiere Street, Launceston. Location: Launceston

Publications

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Prison Service, Department of Justice, 2014, http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/prisonservice/about_us/contact_us/prisons; Tasmanian correctional facilities, Australian Institute of Criminology, 2014, https://web.archive.org/web/20170321212119/http://aic.gov.au/criminal_justice_system/corrections/facilities/tas.html.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans