Adelaide Pre-release Centre

The Adelaide Pre-release Centre is the main pre-release facility for male and female prisoners. It has the capacity to accommodate 104 low security prisoners in cottage accommodation.  The Centre was established to provide prisoners with programs to facilitate their gradual release to the community. Prisoners at the Centre are generally in the last 12 to 18 months of their sentence and participate in accompanied and unaccompanied family leave, education, work release and community work programs.

Meaningful education is given a high priority at the Centre. Prisoners attend courses in community learning facilities with a view to addressing literacy and numeracy deficiencies and/or obtaining vocational education qualifications to assist in gaining future employment.

The partnership arrangement with the Department for Environment and Heritage enables two teams of selected low security prisoners to work in the metropolitan national parks. Prisoners carried out work on the Woody Weed Removal Program and fuel reduction work in bushfire prone areas. The program continues to benefit the community as part of the department’s commitment to restorative justice, whilst assisting prisoners to gain accredited skills and establish a sound work ethic.

The Centre continues to provide resocialisation programs to prisoners, based on the principles of incentive-based regimes, enabling prisoners to have a wide choice of programs as they move through each regime.

Adelaide Pre Release Centre

Grand Junction Road, Northfield, SA, 5085
Postal Address: PO Box 2042, Regency Park, SA, 5010
Telephone: (08) 8343 0100
Facsimile: (08) 8343 0141