Karnet Prison Farm

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Karnet Prison
Karnet Prison Farm is located in Western Australia
Karnet Prison Farm
Location in Western Australia
Location Serpentine, Western Australia
Coordinates 32°26′23″S 116°04′38″E / 32.4397°S 116.0772°E / -32.4397; 116.0772Coordinates: 32°26′23″S 116°04′38″E / 32.4397°S 116.0772°E / -32.4397; 116.0772
Status Operational
Security class Minimum (male)
Capacity 326 (as at 2 October 2013)
Opened March 1963
Managed by Department of Corrective Services, Western Australia
Warden Superintendent: Alan Clements

Karnet Prison Farm is a minimum security Australian prison located 16 kilometres (10 mi) from Serpentine, Western Australia.

The prison farm [1]located on a 375-hectare (927-acre) property, provides meat, eggs, and vegetables for the entire prison system in Western Australia. It breeds cattle and sheep and also has an abattoir, a dairy, a poultry farm, market gardens and an orchard that supplies citrus and stone fruit.

It was opened in 1963 [2][3]

The prison is located in the Keysbrook State Forest, 73 kilometres (45 mi) south of Perth.

Notable inmates have included Alan Bond and Jimmy Krakouer.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Corrective Services - Karnet Prison Farm
  2. ^ "In Western Australia This Week". The Canberra Times. 36, (10,049). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 20 October 1961. p. 2. Retrieved 24 October 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ Western Australia. Department of Corrective Services (2013), Karnet Prison Farm 1963 to 2013 : celebrating 50 years of making a positive difference, [Perth WA] Department of Corrective Services, retrieved 24 October 2016 
  4. ^ http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/go-behind-bars-at-karnet-prison-farm/story-fnhocxo3-1226608701606