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​Officers praised after incident at Goulburn prison

Issued: Sunday, 13 September 2015

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Corrective Services NSW has praised staff who quickly suppressed an incident at Goulburn Correctional Centre this afternoon (Sunday 13 September).

Just before 4pm, six inmates returning to a yard began fighting with each other, with one of the men producing a gaol-made weapon and stabbing another with it.

Two officers in the area immediately intervened and broke up the fight, disarming the inmate.  Additional staff attended and tear gas was used. 
Five of the men involved were handcuffed and segregated. The sixth man suffered stab wounds and was taken to Goulburn Base Hospital. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. 

"Fortunately all our staff are well trained to deal with inmate unrest," said Assistant Commissioner (Custodial Corrections) Kevin Corcoran. "I congratulate the Goulburn officers whose response was nothing short of courageous."

An investigation into the incident is under way.

Yesterday (Saturday 12 September 2015), as a result of a continued security and contraband crackdown, five mobile phones and a small quantity of drugs were located during an intelligence-based search of a cell at Goulburn Correctional Centre.

Police have been notified and the phones contents will be analysed before appropriate charges are determined.