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Northern Territory correctional facilities

Department of Correctional Services is the public authority for correctional facilities in the Northern Territory.

Note: The details on this page have been compiled from publicly available information for convenience. The Australian Institute of Criminology will review this information periodically but cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

Alice Springs Correctional Centre
Classification Maximum/Medium/Minimum (Male and Female)
Capacity 316 (main centre); 84 (low/open cottages outside main complex)
Function Main maximum security facility in the Northern Territory. Services most of the southern regions of the Northern Territory
Public/Private Public
Contact details PO Box 56, Alice Springs NT 0871; Ph: (08) 8951 8911
Further information Department of Correctional Services
Barkly Work Camp
Classification Minimum (Male)
Capacity 20
Function Provides a more open environment, which has proved beneficial in the management of detainees from remote Aboriginal communities. The main focus of the Camp is reparation through work for the Parks nd Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, other government agencies and service clubs.
Public/Private Public
Contact details PO Box 1245, Tennant Creek NT 0861; Ph: (08) 8978 4548
Further information Department of Correctional Services
Darwin Correctional Centre
Classification Maximum/Medium/Minimum (Male and Female)
Capacity 400
Function Main reception prison in the Northern Territory, services most of the northern and metropolitan regions. Holds illegal immigrants and is a general processiong point for those subject to deportation.
Public/Private Public
Contact details GPO Box 1407, Darwin NT 0801; Ph: (08) 8922 0111
Further information Department of Correctional Services