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For the record: 'Prison crackdown on radicals as inmates get IS tattoos and share beheading videos'

'Prison crackdown on radicals as inmates get IS tattoos and share beheading videos'
Sunday Telegraph, 8 March 2015

The following claims in this article are incorrect:

  • A mobile phone found at Goulburn Correctional Centre on 14 February 2015 contained video "which showed people being beheaded".

An analysis of the contents of the phone, which was seized on 13 February 2015 did not include video showing a beheading.

  • There are "suspicions that convicted terrorists were using coded messages to plot jihad from inside Goulburn's SuperMax".

There is no known specific terrorist threat from our prisons.  

  • "Intelligence officers [have been] speaking about banning all Muslim prayer meetings in NSW jails amid fears the unsupervised gatherings were being used to plot terrorism."

Corrective Services NSW is not considering imposing a ban on all Muslim prayer meetings in NSW prisons. Muslim prayer meetings are cancelled from time to time at individual prisons due to normal operational requirements.