Expanded prison officially opened

PRISON MILESTONE: Department for Correctional Services chief executive David Brown, Mount Gambier Prison general manager Michelle Price and Correctional Services Minister Corey Wingard celebrate the official opening of the $58m expansion. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

THE State Government says the $60m expansion of the Mount Gambier Prison will deliver greater rehabilitation of prisoners to reduce crime and the number of victims in the community.

Correctional Services Minister Corey Wingard – who yesterday officially opened the expansion at the privately operated prison – also reiterated the government had no agenda to further grow the facility’s footprint.

The event was held in the prison’s sprawling new indoor sports recreational centre, which was

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