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Brisbane Correctional Centre

Brisbane Correctional Centre (BCC) is the primary reception centre for newly-sentenced male prisoners in south-east Queensland.

The ultra-modern secure facility has a capacity of 540 cells and an 18-cell Maximum Security Unit.

Upon arrival at BCC, new prisoners are inducted into the correctional system, have their risks and needs assessed and have an offender management plan formulated to cover the duration of their sentence.

Prisoners are then transferred to suitable correctional centres elsewhere in Queensland to complete their sentence,

A variety of dynamic offender management regimes are utilised in managing the diverse offender population that include mainstream, protection and youthful (17-year-old) offenders.

Formally known as Sir David Longland Correctional Centre, the centre received its first prisoners in June 2008, after a two year redevelopment.

The centre has state-of-the-art security including computerised security management systems, surveillance cameras, perimeter intrusion detection systems, x-ray machines and drug detection scanners.

It also boasts a range of water and energy saving iniatives such as eight 22,000 litre rainwater tanks, water saving fixtures, new toilets with flush valves that control the number of flushes in a 24-hour period, timed shower controls and push button basin taps in cells that automatically turn off.

The $110 million redevelopment included:

  • three, new 100-bed cell blocks,
  • a new reception and processing area,
  • a programs and delivery area,
  • an upgrade of the existing administration and kitchen facilities,
  • a new enclosed walkway system, expanded carpark and upgraded staff accommodation.

Brisbane Correctional Centre front gate Brisbane Correctional Centre accommodation block

Link to Brisbane Correctional Centre Visitor Fact Sheet (PDF)

Link to Information for Arrival at the Brisbane Correctional Centre (PDF 280Kb)

Last updated: 06 February 2012