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Mannus

Mannus Correctional Centre is a minimum-security institution for 164 males. A periodic detention centre for males is situated nearby. The Centre is 515km south of Sydney and 115km south-east of Wagga Wagga and approximately 10 km from the town of Tumbarumba.

Address

Street and postal address: 3506 Jingellic Road, Mannus NSW 2653

Phone: (02) 6941 0333

How to get there

Public Transport

The nearest railway station is at Wagga Wagga. For information regarding train and bus times contact Countrylink. Countrylink Information

Mannus Correctional Centre provides a bus service from the Tumbarumba Newsagency at 9am on weekends. Visitors are advised to be at the Tumbarumba Newsagency by 8:45am.

Private Transport

From Sydney take the Hume Highway until the turn off to Tumut. Travel to Tumut, Batlow, then Tumbarumba. Mannus Correctional Centre is 10km from Tumbarumba, on the Jingellie Road (also known as Linden Roth Drive).

From Melbourne take the Hume Highway to Holbrook. Approximately 20km past Holbrook, turn right into Little Billabong Road then right into Wagga Road. Travel for approximately 40km to Tumbarumba.

Parking is available within easy walking distance of the Centre.

Visitor Information

Bookings:

All visits are required to be booked. Bookings can only be made on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10ak-2pm preceding the weekend of the intended visit.

General visit and booking enquiries can be made Monday to Friday: (02) 6941 0333.

Before travelling for a visit, please call the correctional centre to confirm visit and visiting time.

Visit times:

Saturday and Sunday  8:30am - 3pm.

Conditions:

You may take in picnic foods and a small amount of money in coins and small denomination notes for the canteen and vending machines. Please contact the Centre to check what items are permitted. No seafood is allowed.

Legal Visits

Legal practitioners may visit seven days between 9:00am - 3:00pm. Notification of intention to visit should be made by telephoning the Centre on (02) 6941 0333 twenty-four hours in advance.

Industries

Inmates are employed in afforestation work, livestock and agricultural activities, viticulture, timber docking, kitchen/laundry, horticulture, apple orchard, building maintenance, forklift, tractor operations and ground maintenance.

Inmates also work in service areas such as general maintenance, cleaning, gardening, and the laundry.

Education

Accredited courses, with nationally recognised qualifications, are made available to inmates at each correctional centre.

The Adult Education and Vocational Training Institute (AEVTI) provides literacy, numeracy and communications courses in all centres. Many centres also offer vocational courses such as Information Technology, Horticulture, Construction, Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft.

AEVTI contracts TAFE NSW and other providers to deliver courses in a range of vocational areas such as Hospitality, Business Skills, Building, Cleaning, Transport, Aboriginal Studies, Horticulture and various WorkCover licenses.

AEVTI also co-ordinates traineeships and offers support for distance education.

Each centre has a library giving inmates access to a range of fiction, non-fiction and reference books. Inmates can also login to a secure internal network called the Inmate Legal Portal which gives them access to material of a legal nature.

For more information regarding these programs visit the AEVTI WebPage.

Community Involvement

The Centre has strong ties with the local community and is involved in many community projects, including maintenance of the local community grounds, aged people's homes, public buildings.

A small community ‘projects "Gang" of inmates operates from the Centre with Local Council .