Brisbane Correctional Centre

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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, is a prison facility located at Wacol (near Brisbane), Queensland, Australia. The prison is expected to receive its first inmates, after refurbishment and expansion, in January 2008.

The newly renovated prison houses a water conservation system, a unit specifically designed for 17-year-old prisoners, and an ultra-modern maximum security wing for dangerous offenders.

Notable prisoners[edit]

  • Brenden Abbott – the "Postcard Bandit".
  • Geoffrey Robert Dobbs – labeled Australia's worst pedophile, pleaded guilty to 124 sex offences and one count of attempting to pervert the course of justice committed against 63 girls under his care as a teacher and youth leader from 1972 to 2000.
  • Jason Nixon – prison serial killer.

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Coordinates: 27°34′56.88″S 152°55′14.53″E / 27.5824667°S 152.9207028°E / -27.5824667; 152.9207028