Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre

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Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre
Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre.jpg
Location Berrimah, Northern Territory
Coordinates 12°26′59″S 130°56′41″E / 12.44972°S 130.94472°E / -12.44972; 130.94472Coordinates: 12°26′59″S 130°56′41″E / 12.44972°S 130.94472°E / -12.44972; 130.94472
Status Operational
Security class Maximum, for juvenile males and females
Capacity 38
Opened November 1991[1]
Managed by Northern Territory Correctional Services

The Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre, an Australian maximum security prison for juvenile males and females, is located in Berrimah, Northern Territory, Australia.

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The centre is the main facility for the detention of juveniles within the Northern Territory and operates a structured program of behavioural and case management in support of offender rehabilitation that includes post release options.[2]

In 2001, Xzibit, a US rapper, visited the centre and talked to inmates about his life experiences, following being detained in a juvenile detention centre as a 14-year-old.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key moments in Penal Culture in the Northern Territory 1970 - present: Major themes by decade". Australian Prisons Project. University of New South Wales. 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Correctional Services: Juvenile Justice" (PDF). Information Statement. Government of the Northern Territory: Department of Justice. 2005. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Mosley, Lisa (15 December 2011). "Rapper spreads hip-hop hope to troubled youths". ABC News (Australia). Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  • Adlam, Nigel (26 December 2006). "No Hope Left for Boot Camp". Northern Territory News. 
  • Baxter, Penny (16 February 2000). "Where NT Youths Do Time". Northern Territory News. 

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