Maryborough Correctional Centre has a built bed capacity of 516 but on Friday there were 534 prisoners in custody.
Maryborough Correctional Centre has a built bed capacity of 516 but on Friday there were 534 prisoners in custody. Valerie Horton

Prisoners still doubling up in cells at M'boro jail

PRISONERS are still being made to double-up in cells at the Maryborough Correctional Centre.

On Friday there were 534 prisoners in custody.

The centre has a built bed capacity of 516.

A Queensland Corrective Services spokesman said prisoner numbers are driven by a variety of factors including crime rates, sentencing practices, Parole Board decision-making, and parole breaches.

"All Queensland prisons have the ability to employ a 'surge capacity' strategy," he said.



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