- The facility came into being in May, 1974 as a response to the upsurge in gun related crimes.
- Originally it operated as a court and a prison. On October 1, 1974 the Department of Correctional Services took charge of the centre.
- In September 1998 the court section, “Gun Court” was moved to King Street. In 2012 adult inmates were transferred to other institutions.
- In September 2013 female wards were transferred from Fort Augusta Adult Remand Centre, Horizon Adult Remand Centre and Diamond Crest Juvenile Correctional Centre to this site which now houses the South Camp Juvenile Correctional/Remand Centre.