NT Correctional Services continues to manage growing prisoner numbers in the Territory’s two correctional centres and the Barkly Work Camp.
This week prisoner numbers reached a new high of 1013 male prisoners at the Darwin Correctional Centre. The female section remains below capacity.
NT Correctional Services has added 20 reserve beds to the Darwin Correctional Centre to create double bunking in some cells and a further 20 reserve beds will be ready by the end of this month.
Extra custodial staff are being rostered on to manage the increased work load.
Northern Territory prison occupancy April 15, 2018:
Prisoner numbers reached an all-time high of 1833, which is 111.2 per cent of design capacity.
Darwin Correctional Centre - 1087 (103.7 per cent of design capacity) (1013 male - 74 female).
Alice Springs Correctional Centre - 642 (128.4 per cent of design capacity) (594 male - 48 female).
Barkly Work Camp - 61 (122 per cent of design capacity).
Datjala Work Camp - 43 (86 per cent of design capacity).
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