Category Archives: Correctional Administration

Queensland

Unauthorised strip-searches of prisoners at Townsville women’s jail | The Guardian

Staff at a Townsville women’s correctional facility conducted unauthorised strip-searches of female prisoners, with little oversight or consideration of less invasive measures or of the negative effects on the women, an investigation by the Queensland ombudsman has found. via Unauthorised

Queensland

Unauthorised strip-searches of prisoners at Townsville women’s jail | The Guardian

Staff at a Townsville women’s correctional facility conducted unauthorised strip-searches of female prisoners, with little oversight or consideration of less invasive measures or of the negative effects on the women, an investigation by the Queensland ombudsman has found. via Unauthorised

Victoria

Christopher Dean Binse revives legal fight over Barwon & Marngoneet stabbings | Herald Sun

ARMED robber Christopher Dean Binse has revived an old lawsuit against the State of Victoria over his being stabbed in jail. Binse, dubbed “Badness”, is serving 14 years for a crime spree that ended in his firing at police during

Victoria

Christopher Dean Binse revives legal fight over Barwon & Marngoneet stabbings | Herald Sun

ARMED robber Christopher Dean Binse has revived an old lawsuit against the State of Victoria over his being stabbed in jail. Binse, dubbed “Badness”, is serving 14 years for a crime spree that ended in his firing at police during

Victoria

Tony Mokbel avoids assault charge over fellow prisoner’s broken nose | Herald Sun

GANGLAND boss Tony Mokbel will not be charged over an alleged attack on a fellow ­prisoner.Mokbel, 48, was accused of breaking the nose of the inmate at Barwon Prison in April. But the Herald Sun has been told the victim,

Victoria

Tony Mokbel avoids assault charge over fellow prisoner’s broken nose | Herald Sun

GANGLAND boss Tony Mokbel will not be charged over an alleged attack on a fellow ­prisoner.Mokbel, 48, was accused of breaking the nose of the inmate at Barwon Prison in April. But the Herald Sun has been told the victim,

Northern Territory

NT children’s commissioner looks into use of tear gas at youth prison | The Guardian

An incident at a juvenile detention facility during which staff used tear gas on youths who were attempting to escape will be investigated by the Northern Territory’s children’s commissioner. Last month staff at Darwin’s Don Dale facility used tear gas

Northern Territory

NT children’s commissioner looks into use of tear gas at youth prison | The Guardian

An incident at a juvenile detention facility during which staff used tear gas on youths who were attempting to escape will be investigated by the Northern Territory’s children’s commissioner. Last month staff at Darwin’s Don Dale facility used tear gas

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Prison waste water tests reveal jail drug use | ABC

Waste water testing in prisons can help reveal the level and type of jail drug use, research shows. PhD student Emma van Dyken collected sewage samples at an unnamed Australian prison for several months and tested the water for substances

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Prison waste water tests reveal jail drug use | ABC

Waste water testing in prisons can help reveal the level and type of jail drug use, research shows. PhD student Emma van Dyken collected sewage samples at an unnamed Australian prison for several months and tested the water for substances

South Australia

RISK EXAMPLE: Camera surveillance of cell failed to stop Yatala jail suicide | ABC

A prison manager approved camera surveillance of at-risk inmates without any reference to operating procedures, an Adelaide inquest has heard. Coroner Mark Johns is investigating the suicide of Yatala jail inmate Mark William Payne, 28, in June 2011. He had

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South Australia

RISK EXAMPLE: Camera surveillance of cell failed to stop Yatala jail suicide | ABC

A prison manager approved camera surveillance of at-risk inmates without any reference to operating procedures, an Adelaide inquest has heard. Coroner Mark Johns is investigating the suicide of Yatala jail inmate Mark William Payne, 28, in June 2011. He had

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New South Wales

Attorney-General wrong says activist: Grafton jail ready for prisoners | Clarence Valley Daily Examiner

A WOMAN acknowledged as the heart and soul of the picket line during the Grafton Jail protests has slammed the NSW Attorney-General’s comments on the state of the prison. NSW Teachers Federation representative Sharryn Usher said Attorney-General Brad Hazzard’s comments

New South Wales

Attorney-General wrong says activist: Grafton jail ready for prisoners | Clarence Valley Daily Examiner

A WOMAN acknowledged as the heart and soul of the picket line during the Grafton Jail protests has slammed the NSW Attorney-General’s comments on the state of the prison. NSW Teachers Federation representative Sharryn Usher said Attorney-General Brad Hazzard’s comments