How do I find out if someone is in prison in Australia?
Family members can contact the prisoner enquiry phone line or their State’s Department of Corrective Services to find out where a family member is being held.
- QLD: (07) 3227 6055 or email to [email protected].
- VIC: 03 8684 6600.
- WA: +61 8 9264 6229 or +61 8 9264 1587.
How do I send a letter to a prisoner in Australia?
All mail must arrive stamped and via a registered mail carrier — such as Australia Post. You cannot deliver mail to a prison by hand unless you have pre-approval from the prison general manager. Mail delivered by hand (with approval) will be inspected and recorded in the usual manner.
Where are the prisons in South Australia?
Mount Gambier Prison and the Adelaide Remand Centre are the only privately managed prisons in South Australia. Mount Gambier Prison has been managed and operated by G4S Custodial Services Pty Ltd (G4S) since opening in 1995. The Adelaide Remand Centre has been managed and operated by Serco since 2019.
Do prisons read your letters?
Yes. Prison officials do read prisoner mail in federal and state prisons. While this doesn’t mean that guards will read prisoner mail, someone at the prison can and often will. It is very important that you and your loved ones keep this in mind.
How many prisons are in South Australia?
In South Australia there are nine adult prisons (officially called correctional institutions) in operation.
How many prisons are there in SA?
|Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)||140 948 at 31.3.2021 (national prison administration)|
|Number of establishments / institutions||235 (2019 – another 8 establishments are out of use)|
|Official capacity of prison system||110 836 (31.3.2021)|