Brisbane Correctional Centre

Coordinates: 27°34′56.88″S 152°55′14.53″E / 27.5824667°S 152.9207028°E / -27.5824667; 152.9207028
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Australian Prisons
Sir David Longland Correctional Centre
Location: Wacol, Queensland
Status: Operational
Classification: Maximum Security
Capacity: 558
Opened: 1988
Managed by: Queensland Corrective Services

Brisbane Correctional Centre, formerly the Sir David Longland Correctional Centre,[1] is a prison facility located at Wacol (near Brisbane), Queensland, Australia, which was renovated and re-opened in June 2008.[2] The complex houses a water conservation system, a unit specifically designed for 17-year-old prisoners (which has since been closed due to amended laws),[3] and an ultra-modern maximum security wing for prisoners considered dangerous. The facility currently consists of 16 units, including a protection unit mainly for elderly prisoners and prisoners with sexual charges, as well as a medical unit for prisoners with serious psychological problems and suicidal thoughts. A typical unit has approximately 70 prisoners.[4]

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  1. ^ "New prision throws doors wide open". Queensland Times. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  2. ^ Brisbane Correctional Centre Archived 2 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine at official (Queensland Government) website
  3. ^ Youth Justice and Other Legislation (Inclusion of 17-year-old Persons) Amendment Bill 2016. Queensland Government. 2016. p. 17. Archived from the original on 7 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  4. ^ Custodial operations (PDF). Queensland Corrective Services. 2007. pp. Page 5. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 February 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  5. ^ Nyst, Chris (defence lawyer). "The Usual Suspect". Australian Story (program transcript); 27 October 2003. Retrieved 26 January 2017.[permanent dead link]

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