Issued: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Severin has praised staff who found three mobile phones in one cell at Goulburn Correctional Centre yesterday (24 August). The discovery was made during a targeted search as part of an intelligence and security operation in the maximum security section of the prison.
“We regard this very seriously,” said Commissioner Severin. “We have a zero tolerance approach to mobile phones in prisons. I congratulate the work of the many staff who were involved in this operation.”
Also found in the cell was a shiv (a knife made in prison) about 12 centimetres long, a USB charger, and a small quantity of the drug Buprenorphine.
The cell was occupied by two inmates. Police attended the prison and charges will be laid after analysis of the mobile phones is completed.