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'Drunk' prisoners lit fires at Alexander Maconochie Centre that caused $3.7m damage

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated April 7 2022 - 7:29am, first published 5:45am
The Alexander Maconochie Centre, where prisoners who lit fires caused $3.7 million in damage. Picture: Karleen Minney

A fire lit by allegedly drunk detainees in Canberra's prison caused more than $3.7 million in damage, put significant pressure on the jail's capacity and highlighted ongoing issues with the way prisoners' time is structured, an independent review has found.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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