Free State

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Brits Street, Kroonstad, 9500 Tel: 056 216 4287, Fax: 056 213 1517 Kroonstad was established in 1959 and opened by Advocate BJ Swart. There were 3 prisons, namely Black Male, White Male and Female Prison. In 1992 the names of the prisons changed to Medium-A, B and C respectively. In October 1998 the Youth Centre opened (Medium D Correctional Centre). Community Corrections offices moved to town in April 1999 and Mr Damons, the Provincial Commissioner officially opened these offices in June 1999. In April 2000 the following changes took place: Medium-A Centre - only adult and awaiting trials offenders; Medium B Centre - all the youth offenders; Medium-C Centre - female offenders and Medium-D Centre - all the children offenders.