The Daily Routine

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a day in gaol?

Here is a basic daily routine of how a prisoner would have spent their day when behind bars at Maitland Gaol.

7.00am

Inmates released from cell for morning muster, collect breakfast before being locked back into cells. 

8.00am

Inmates released from cells to the exercise yards.

8.30am

Selected inmates released from yards to workshops, including the Saddlery, Tailor's Shop and Laundry.

9.00am

Inmates permitted access to the library, education, training courses, counselling and phone calls.

11.30am

Lunchtime muster: inmates locked in their cells to eat lunch. 

12.30pm

Inmates released to exercise yards and workshops. 

2.00pm

Shower block open.

3.00pm

Workshops close and those inmates would head to the shower blocks.

4.00pm

Inmates to yards with cells open for cleaning.

4.30pm

Evening muster.

5.10pm

Inmates take dinner to their cells and are secured for the night.

11.00pm

Lights out.