Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre, located at Wacol, accommodates up to 258 prisoners across two accommodation areas - secure cells and residential cells. It also acts as the only reception, assessment and placement centre for female prisoners in southern Queensland.
A purpose-built area accommodates up to eight women who are approved to have their children reside with them in custody. In support of the accommodation of children within the facility and the role of women as primary carers, the centre facilitates a number of programs, activities, events and services related to women and children.
The centre has a structured daily program consisting of industry, education and vocational training programs that provide opportunities to address offending behaviour, and a range of activities designed to enhance personal development.
The Helana Jones Centre and Numinbah (female) Correctional Centre are annexures to this centre.
The Helana Jones Centre, located at Albion, accommodates up to 25 low risk female prisoners in home style accommodation. The Helana Jones Centre also accomodates up to five children of female prisoners who have been approved to have their children with them in custody.
Last updated: 19 August 2015