Wards of state escape from Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre

December 06, 2021
The Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre. - File photo.

Earlier today, three wards of the state absconded the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre. The Department of Correctional Services is reporting they were discovered missing by a correctional officer during a regular check at the isolation section of the institution.

It was revealed that the ventilation area made of concrete was destroyed.

The department says it has notified the police and an investigation has been launched into locating the missing wards and the circumstances surrounding their escape.

Eighty wards are housed at the facility.

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