Alexander Maconochie Centre's visitor shut-out creates opportunity for bail applications en masse

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By Blake Foden
Updated December 30 2020 - 2:02am, first published March 23 2020 - 6:00am

The decision to ban visitors from Canberra's jail in response to the coronavirus pandemic has created an opportunity for inmates who would otherwise be ineligible to have new bail applications considered, with a woman already released from custody.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.