Jail upgrade an expensive but essential move

By David Biles
Updated April 23 2018 - 9:28pm, first published May 13 2014 - 7:29pm

In late April when ACT Corrections Minister Shane Rattenbury announced the $54 million upgrade to the Alexander Maconochie Centre, I happened to be in Tasmania and therefore missed the public reaction to the news. I also missed the private discussions that I would have had with friends and associates about the project's merits.