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a man has died at the alexander maconochie centre prison in canberra

A 29-year-old man died in Canberra's prison, the Alexander Maconochie Centre, on Saturday evening.Police are not revealing any information about the death or the circumstances surrounding it, other than that it happened about 8pm.
The Alexander Maconochie Centre. Photo: Rohan Thomson"ACT Policing Criminal Investigations is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death and a report will be prepared for the ACT Coroner," they said in a statement.Corrections Minister Shane Rattenbury said the man's next of kin had been notified, but his identity would not be revealed at this stage."On behalf of the ACT government, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the individual. I understand this will be a difficult time for them and I ask that you respect the

a man has died at the alexander maconochie centre prison in canberra

A 29-year-old man died in Canberra's prison, the Alexander Maconochie Centre, on Saturday evening.Police are not revealing any information about the death or the circumstances surrounding it, other than that it happened about 8pm.
The Alexander Maconochie Centre. Photo: Rohan Thomson"ACT Policing Criminal Investigations is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death and a report will be prepared for the ACT Coroner," they said in a statement.Corrections Minister Shane Rattenbury said the man's next of kin had been notified, but his identity would not be revealed at this stage."On behalf of the ACT government, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the individual. I understand this will be a difficult time for them and I ask that you respect the

a man has died at the alexander maconochie centre prison in canberra

A 29-year-old man died in Canberra's prison, the Alexander Maconochie Centre, on Saturday evening.Police are not revealing any information about the death or the circumstances surrounding it, other than that it happened about 8pm.
The Alexander Maconochie Centre. Photo: Rohan Thomson"ACT Policing Criminal Investigations is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death and a report will be prepared for the ACT Coroner," they said in a statement.Corrections Minister Shane Rattenbury said the man's next of kin had been notified, but his identity would not be revealed at this stage."On behalf of the ACT government, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the individual. I understand this will be a difficult time for them and I ask that you respect the

alexander maconochie centre staff tried to revive inmate who died in act prison

Prison staff tried to revive a man who died inside the Alexander Maconochie Centre after his cell mate raised the alarm about his condition.ACT Policing have opened an investigation into the death of the 29-year-old man, which is the second inside the prison within the last 12 months.
A 29-year-old man died inside the Alexander Maconochie Centre on Saturday night. Photo: Rohan ThomsonJustice Minister Shane Rattenbury appeared on ABC Canberra on Monday morning to answer questions about the incident."On Saturday night around 7.30 there was a call made to AMC staff ... by a fellow cellmate concerned about his cellmate," Mr Rattenbury said."They performed CPR but unfortunately the detainee did die."Police are investigating, which is standard procedure whenever there is a death in custody. An

alexander maconochie centre inmates set for wardrobe overhaul

The ACT government is in the market to give inmates at the Alexander Maconochie Centre a wardrobe overhaul.On the government's shopping list are 800 pairs of black track pants, 1000 pairs of black thongs and 1500 pairs of men's and women's black underwear.
Inmates at the Alexander Maconochie Centre are due for a wardrobe overhaul Photo: Jay CronanThe requirements are set in a request for tender document released by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate earlier this week.As many as 440 inmates are housed at the AMC, a minimum-to-maximum security facility with both male and female detainees."Each detainee within the facility is required to wear AMC issued clothing and footwear during their incarceration," read the tender document."When a detainee arrives at the AMC they receive the

inquest considers question of steven freeman's opioid dependence

Medical notes suggest Steven Freeman was admitted to the jail's methadone program without a urine test, that might have revealed if he was telling the truth about his drug use, an inquest has heard.
Steven Freeman, 25, was discovered dead in his cell in the south wing at the Alexander Maconochie Centre about 11am on May 27, 2016. Photo: SuppliedLawyers at the Indigenous man's coronial inquest on Tuesday agitated the question of his "opiate naivety", as opposed to tolerance. The question has emerged as a critical one, as contrasting evidence of Mr Freeman's drug use has been put before Coroner Robert Cook.Mr Freeman, 25, was discovered dead in his cell in the south wing at the Alexander Maconochie Centre about 11am on May 27, 2016.Medical records show he had been admitted to the methadone

lawyers agitate question of steven freeman's 'opiate naivety' at inquest into hi

Medical notes suggest Steven Freeman was admitted to the jail's methadone program without a urine test that might have revealed whether he was telling the truth about his drug use, his inquest has heard.
Steven Freeman, 25, was discovered dead in his cell in the south wing at the Alexander Maconochie Centre about 11am on May 27, 2016. Photo: SuppliedLawyers at the Indigenous man's coronial inquest on Tuesday agitated the question of his "opiate naivety", as opposed to tolerance. The question has emerged as a critical one, as contrasting evidence of Mr Freeman's drug use has been put before Coroner Robert Cook.Mr Freeman, 25, was discovered dead in his cell in the south wing at the Alexander Maconochie Centre about 11am on May 27, 2016.Medical records show he had been admitted to the meth

news in 90 seconds for tuesday may 16, 2017

It's Tuesday and you're in luck - today is tipped to be sunny. Today's forecast is for a top of 17 degrees. Something to get used to as we are in for a string of 17 degree days until cooler wetter weather hits on Friday. 
Inmates at the Alexander Maconochie Centre are due for a wardrobe overhaul Photo: Jay CronanLet's look at what's making headlines. Canberra prisoner's last written words to partnerPhoto: SuppliedThe partner of a 29-year-old detainee who died in custody on Saturday night at the Alexander Maconochie Centre is beside herself with grief. The grieving girlfriend of two years bravely shared a message sent to her just 24-hours before his death. AdvertisementClaire Sibthorpe spoke with the shocked family about the tragedy.Reporting of incidents at Canberra Hospital 'inadequate'

prison escapee jacob macdonald acquitted of aggravated burglary charge

Jacob McDonald escaped from prison last September. Photo: SuppliedA Canberra man who escaped from prison last year was acquitted on Tuesday of a single charge of aggravated burglary from 2015.But he will stay behind bars until at least December for the escape.Jacob Howard MacDonald, 21, attracted attention when on September 2, 2016, he and another detainee Patrick McCurley became the first to escape from the Alexander Maconochie Centre.The pair used a makeshift ladder to scale three fences in 4 minutes.While McCurley, 28, was caught a few days later, MacDonald was missing for more than a week before police picked him up at a home in Narrabundah. It later emerged in court that MacDonald got his girlfriend pregnant while on the run.An ACT Supreme Court jury on Tuesday acquitted MacDonald on

prison escapee jacob macdonald acquitted of aggravated burglary charge

Jacob McDonald escaped from prison last September. Photo: SuppliedA Canberra man who escaped from prison last year was acquitted on Tuesday of a single charge of aggravated burglary from 2015.But Jacob Robert Howard MacDonald will stay behind bars until at least December for the escape.MacDonald, 21, attracted attention when on September 2, 2016, he and another detainee Patrick McCurley were the first to escape from the Alexander Maconochie Centre.The pair used a makeshift ladder to scale three fences in 4 minutes.While McCurley, 28, was caught a few days later, MacDonald was missing for more than a week before police picked him up at a home in Narrabundah. It later emerged in court that MacDonald got his girlfriend pregnant while on the run.An ACT Supreme Court jury on Tuesday acquitted M

waverley gardens shopping centre in mulgrave placed into lockdown

A shopping centre in Melbourne's south-east has reportedly been placed into lockdown after an incident on Tuesday afternoon.Police confirmed they were called the Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre in Mulgrave.Channel Nine is reporting the centre was placed into lockdown after an armed robbery. Nine also says there are reports of a man with an axe.More to come.

youths climb on to the roof of wacol detention centre

Three youths have climbed onto the roof of the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre and are refusing to come down.A justice department spokeswoman said the trio climbed on the roof of the horticulture building at the Wacol centre about 11.30am on Monday.
The three youths climbed on to the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre roof on Monday morning. Photo: Nine NewsShe said the group were not threatening themselves, staff or other inmates, and staff at the centre were working to get them down.It was not known what sparked the incident.Seven teenagers were charged after climbing onto the centre's roof in January this year.Queensland Attorney-General released two reports last month detailing the government's response to a youth detention "crisis" sparked by a riot at the Cleveland centre in Townsvill

new day care centre and respite service for sick kids opens in fyshwick

A new mainstream daycare centre and special respite service for seriously ill children will officially open on Thursday in a building formerly used by the Fyshwick Early Childhood Centre.The Stella Bella Children's Centre is the dream of Suzanne Tunks who started the Stella Bella Little Stars Foundation following the death of her daughter Stella at nine months due to congenital heart disease in 2010.
Stella Bella Children's Centre director Suzanne Tunks in the new centre at Fyshwick with Arcadia Williams, 10 months, of Queanbeyan, who will use a respite centre which is also part of the centre. Photo: Jamila ToderasThe foundation runs the Little Star Beads Program to brighten the lives of sick children in hospital and offers  financial assistance for their families."This has been a long-t

new day care centre and respite service for sick kids opens in fyshwick

A new mainstream daycare centre and special respite service for seriously ill children will officially open on Thursday in a building formerly used by the Fyshwick Early Childhood Centre.The Stella Bella Children's Centre is the dream of Suzanne Tunks who started the Stella Bella Little Stars Foundation following the death of her daughter Stella at nine months due to congenital heart disease in 2010.
Stella Bella Children's Centre director Suzanne Tunks in the new centre at Fyshwick with Arcadia Williams, 10 months, of Queanbeyan, who will use a respite centre which is also part of the centre. Photo: Jamila ToderasThe foundation runs the Little Star Beads Program to brighten the lives of sick children in hospital and offers  financial assistance for their families."This has been a long-t

prison officers assaulted at malmsbury juvenile justice centre

Three prison officers have been assaulted during a violent incident at the Malmsbury Juvenile Justice Centre.Police and emergency services were called to the centre following reports a fight had broken out about 2.45pm on Sunday.
Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre.  Photo: Paul JeffersIt is believed three prison officers were punched and kicked by inmates during the incident.A Victoria Police spokesman said the group of youths had also caused damage to the centre.  He said one of the workers was being treated for facial injuries at the scene. More to come

scott wyatt 'met god' after lighting fireworks in meche and icbm nightclubs

 The man who turned himself into police and confessed to lighting fireworks in two Canberra nightclubs told a judge on Friday he had met God since the explosions and wanted to apologise.Scott Wyatt, 31, walked into the Gungahlin police station in January this year - nearly six years after the explosions on February 13, 2011.
The now-closed ICBM was one of the nightclubs involved. The Penrith man had been a suspect at the time, but he denied the acts in a formal police interview and he was never prosecuted.He was charged with two counts of arson after handing himself in.Court documents describe how Wyatt had set off fireworks in the bathroom of Civic's Meche and ICBM nightclubs early that morning.One victim, who said he suffered pain to his ears and a bleeding face, told police that while

steven freeman died two days after admission to prison methadone program

Inquest: Steven Freeman. Photo: SuppliedAn inquest into the death of Indigenous inmate Steven Freeman has heard he was admitted to the prison methadone program two days before he died, despite no record he was ever using heroin.The 25-year-old was discovered dead in his cell in the south wing at the Alexander Maconochie Centre about 11am on May 27, 2016.The cause of Mr Freeman's death is relatively uncontroversial; a post-mortem examination concluded it was aspiration pneumonia due to methadone toxicity. Mr Freeman choked after overdosing on the drug.What will be scrutinised by the inquest hearings that began on Monday is Mr Freeman's entry to the methadone program on May 25, 2016, and the quality of care and supervision afforded to him in the days following.Mr Freeman received his first d

news in 90 seconds for tuesday march 21, 2017

Good Morning Canberra,Grab your brollie, we're looking at a 95 per cent chance of rain today, likely between 15mm and 20mm, and a maximum temperature of 26 degrees in the capital.A busy week continues with both the federal parliament and ACT legislative assembly sitting and plenty of non-political happenings to keep us busy and you informed.To the news at hand:'They're angels to us': Canberra dad recalls his family's beach rescueKevin and William Nash, 16, who helped rescue Anuar Medina and three of his children, (L-R) Freja, 9, Francis, 11, and Francesca who almost drowned at the South Coast last week. Photo: Rohan ThomsonCanberra dad Anuar Medina has described Canberra father and son Kevin and William Nash - as "angels to us" after the pair, led by 16-year-old William, rescued him and th

three hurt as car crashes into westfield geelong shopping centre

Three people have been taken to hospital after a car smashed through the glass doors of the Westfield Geelong shopping centre.The driver of the Toyota sedan and two pedestrians suffered minor injuries in the crash which occurred near the RACV outlet at the shopping centre about 10.45am on Thursday.
Three people were injured in the Westfield Geelong crash. Photo: Courtesy of Seven NewsParamedics have taken a man in his 60s and an elderly couple to hospital in a stable condition.The car inside Westfield Geelong shopping centre. Photo: Courtesy of Seven NewsFirefighters outside Westfield Geelong shopping centre. Photo: Courtesy of Nine NewsAAP

news in 90 seconds for thursday may 4, 2017

Welcome to Thursday.Despite some morning fog, patchy cloud and a maximum temperature of 17 degrees today, I'm hoping for a little sunshine on my window. It makes me happy, like I should be.Here's some of the mill's grist today:ACT Government could face court order class actionThe government has said no offenders were wrongly imprisoned in the Alexander Maconochie Centre. Photo: Rohan ThomsonA Canberra law firm will investigate a class action against the ACT government after it claimed more than a dozen offenders who breached court orders could have been locked up illegally.Megan Gorrey reports.AdvertisementThe fall-out from Turnbull's Gonski 2.0 continues in ACTPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's school funding reforms will squeeze Canberra's Catholic education. Photo: Daniel MunozCanberra's

jumbo heads for court over distribution centre strike

Supermarket group Jumbo is going to court in an effort to have a pre-Easter strike by distribution centre workers ruled illegal.Jumbo says the unions have failed to meet agreements and have refused to return to the negotiating table.The union is calling for a 2.5% increase and more permanent jobs. Some 3,000 people work in Jumbo distribution centres and 2,000 of them are employed on temporary contracts, the FNV says.Jumbo said on Monday that it is prepared to raise distribution centre pay 1.5% from April.The union is also in dispute with market leader Albert Heijn about distribution centre pay and a deadline for agreement passed last Friday.

judge questions 'poor decisions' of woman who smuggled drugs into canberra jail

A judge has questioned the "poor decisions" made by a woman who smuggled drugs into Canberra's prison while she was on bail for her role in a drive-by shooting and peddled drugs from the house she shared with her two young daughters.Erin Maree Miller, 32, was enmeshed in an ongoing dispute with a woman over drug debts when she enlisted her friend, Harley Stott, to help her retrieve stolen jewellery from the buyer's Gowrie house.
Shots were fired at the front of a Gowrie house in February 2015.  Photo: Jay CronanStott and several co-offenders allegedly drove past the house and fired numerous shots into the Dalziel Street property in the early hours of February 2, 2015. One of the bullets grazed the stomach of another woman inside at the time.Police uncovered Miller's drug operation, throu

dublin attracts amazon, as internet giant plans to set up data centre in irish c

Irish Sun Saturday 11th March, 2017• Amazon will build 20,739 sq metre data centre in Mulhuddart• The data centre is likely to cost up to 200 million euros• Amazon has said it might build as many as seven more data centres at the 26-hectare locationDUBLIN, Ireland - The Irish capital, Dublin has managed to attract another internet giant, Amazon that is planning to build a data centre campus in the city with an investment of 1 billion euros.According to reports, the online shopping giant, that plans to tackle its global surge with the new data centre has applied to Fingal County Council for permission to build the data centre in Mulhuddart.The project, codenamed ‘Project G’ includes a proposal for a huge 20,739 sq metre (223,000 sq feet) data centre that will be located close to a huge biol

waverley gardens shopping centre in mulgrave placed into lockdown

A shopping centre in Melbourne's south-east was placed in lockdown on Tuesday afternoon after four men armed with hammers and an axe smashed their way into a jewellery store.Police were called to Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre in Mulgrave just before midday.
JK Collections jewellery store at Waverley Gardens shopping centre after it was robbed. The four men smashed the front window of JK Collections before fleeing the shopping centre in a vehicle.
Police interview witnesses at Waverley Gardens shopping centre. Photo: Justin McManusThe shopping centre was in lockdown for about an hour.Manager of the Noni B store opposite JK Collections, Monique, fought back tears as she recalled the robbery and said she was still shaken.Advertisement"I heard all this smashing and went straight out of

oppn against centre's ban on cattle sale for slaughter

The CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala and the Congress-led UDF today attacked the Centre for the ban on the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter.Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the Centre's decision was "surprising" which was unsuitable for a democratic nation."It is not right that a government decides the choice of food of the people. With this decision, the Centre is destroying a sector which employees thousands of people," Vijayan said in a strong reaction to the Union government's decision.The notification was part of Centre's attempt to implement "RSS agenda". The Centre should have consulted with the states and sought their opinion before coming with the notification, Vijayan said in a statement here. While state Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said the decision was 'illogi

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