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.
Although the Police Department ran the Launceston Reception Prison, the Law Department had oversight of its inmates.
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
Created: 16 May 2014, Last modified: 8 October 2018