Prison based industries


The Mobilong Prison bakery produces baked goods such as bread, pies and cakes. These form part of the menu at many of our prison sites.

Prisoners have gained TAFE SA qualifications in bakery skills formalising the high quality training they have received from qualified and experienced industry officers.

Textiles workshop

The Adelaide Women’s Prison has a busy textile workshop that has delivered training and qualification.

Prisoners produce products such as:

Education workers and librarians

There are a range of jobs that are carried out by prisoners outside of the traditional workshop environment.

Many prison education centres have workers who fulfil a wide range of duties.

At three sites there is a dedicated prisoner who produces the prison newsletter and all but one prison has a full time librarian position available.

Living unit and grounds jobs

All sites employ unit cleaners.

Most prisons have grounds maintenance workers who ensure that the garden areas around the prison are kept neat and tidy, and once again training in horticulture is often available to these workers.

Prison kitchens

There are high quality, well-equipped modern kitchen facilities in every prison and each one employs prisoners who are supervised by kitchen specialists.

Workers receive quality training and work opportunities and where possible formal qualifications are provided.

There is mandatory training that takes place, such as HACCP certification, but many centres engage training organisations to deliver Certificate II in Hospitality for workers.

Some kitchens produce well over a thousand meals a day. All meals are based on a pre determined menu that has been certified by qualified dieticians.


Each centre has a laundry facility which ensures prisoner clothing is maintained in a clean and hygienic manner.