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Port Augusta Prison

Port Augusta Prison is a multi-purpose facility providing accommodation for up to 392 high, medium and low security prisoners.  Port Augusta is the state’s largest regional prison catering for the full range of prisoner profile.  The facility provides for remand, reception and sentenced prisoners both male and female.  Port Augusta Prison has a high proportion of Aboriginal prisoners from communities across the north of the state.

Programs and services delivered at Port Augusta include crisis intervention and support services, prisoner assessment and sentence planning, case management services, education and vocational training, and Core Programs, such as the Making Changes Program, which addresses substance use and other general offending behaviour.

Port Augusta Prison provides prisoners with opportunities for work and training in the kitchen, laundry, garden, nursery and other trade workshops. The prison industry program includes seed propagation, seasonal vegetable production, timber furniture production and metal products fabrication.

Port Augusta Prison contains an accommodation unit dedicated to Aboriginal prisoners. The unit, called Pakani Arangka, which means ‘a good growing place’, is a 12 person unit and dual occupancy accommodation. The unit, located within a large garden, enhances the ability to provide culturally specific programs and allows cultural interaction amongst offenders.  The programs that support Pakani Arangka include a range of education and vocational programs, as well as culturally specific training, such as men’s leadership and enhanced cultural awareness training. Pakani Arangka requires that prisoners agree to demonstrate a high level of institutional conduct and display a sound work ethic, in order to provide a stable communal living environment.

Port Augusta Prison also has an agreement with the Corporation City of Port Augusta to facilitate community service projects. These projects are undertaken by a work gang that operates from the low security cottages, and includes various work including undertaking graffiti removal, park construction and maintenance, and general clean up activities of the foreshore area. This community service has also been extended to include submissions from other community organisations.

Port Augusta Prison

Highway 1, Stirling North, SA, 5700
Postal Address: PO Box 6, Port Augusta, SA, 5700
Telephone: (08) 8648 5400
Facsimile: (08) 8648 5490