World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre

Article Id: WHEBN0001214854
Reproduction Date:

Title: Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of prisons, Newington, New South Wales
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre

Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre
Entrance to the Silverwater Correctional Complex, which includes the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre
Location Silverwater, New South Wales
Status Operational
Security class Maximum (Male)
Capacity 900
Opened 1997
Managed by Corrective Services NSW

The Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre is an Australian prison located in Silverwater, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Sydney's CBD, Australia. The prison opened in 1997, and has a capacity of 900 inmates. It is the largest single correctional centre in Australia. The majority of inmates are unconvicted or unsentenced.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Notable prisoners 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

In March, 1999, librarian Lucy Dudko hired a helicopter supposedly to check out the upcoming Olympic site in Sydney. Using a gun, she forced pilot, Tim Joyce, to land within the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre grounds. The Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre was at that time located within the Long Bay Prison Complex, the Silverwater site still being under construction. Waiting was John Killick, who was serving 28 years for armed robberies. He jumped in the helicopter making an escape while being fired on by guards and cheered on by inmates.[1] They landed in a park where Killick hijacked a taxi at gunpoint. The two were able to elude authorities for six weeks before being arrested at the Bass Hill Tourist Park.[1]

In 2004, the Independent Commission Against Corruption conducted an investigation at the prison which concluded that mobile phones were becoming a significant security threat in Australian correctional facilities.[2]

In April 2012, the facility was inundated with members of outlaw motorcycle clubs. Segregation between members of the same gangs is enforced in an effort to break member ties.[3]

Notable prisoners

See also

References

  1. ^ a b AAP (9 May 2006). "Mastermind of helicopter jailbreak freed early". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Abby Dinham (3 September 2004). "Mobile phone threat in Australian correctional facilities". ZDNet (CBS Interactive). Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Linda Silmalis (22 April 2012). "These cells at Silverwater jail are for drive-by shooters". The Sunday Telegraph (News Limited). Retrieved 10 October 2012. 

External links

  • Corrective Services NSW – Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.