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Visitor facilities

New visitor parking areas will be constructed as part of the Risdon Prison redevelopment works.  

A new footpath has also been constructed from the bus stop on East Derwent Highway to the current Administration building.

A visitor reception centre will be built next to the visitor carpark.

This will be the first point of contact for all prison visitors, including family and friends of inmates, professional visitors and deliveries. 

The centre will include a visitor waiting area, public toilets, childrens play area and lockers.

Inside the new mens prison there will be a visits centre for both contact and non-contact visits.  The contact visit area will have both indoor and outdoor facilities. The centre will also include conference rooms for professional visits.

The womens prison will have visits facilities similar to the mens prison.

For more information, see our diagram of the new visitor reception centre.