Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale wants parts of the city's mothballed Borallon Prison to have its barbed wire pulled down to become a "working farm" for juvenile offenders. Two experienced Brisbane criminologist have given Cr Pisasale's idea for low security housing units inside the prison called 'The Village' the thumbs up.
However, Youth Affairs Network director Siyavash Doostkhah disagreed with the proposal and said planners should provide facilities for young people outside of a prison.
"Any connection with an ex-prison, I think it is inappropriate," he said.
"Our view is that working on prevention, keeping young people out of the criminal justice system."
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