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For the Record: 'Goulburn Jail becomes an off-shoot of ISIS'

"Goulburn Jail becomes an off-shoot of ISIS" by James Phelps, Sunday Telegraph, 11 October 2015

Errors of fact in this article include the following.

  • The organisation ISIS has not infiltrated the state's prisons. It has not formed an Australian prison gang.
  • There is no known member of the organisation ISIS in a NSW prison.
  • There has been no credible threat to murder staff or inmates in NSW prisons because they are not Muslims.
  • There has been no threat to behead staff or inmates.
  • Prison authorities did not foil a plot to kidnap and behead a prison officer. Corrective Services NSW is unaware of any such plot.
  • Criminal gangs are sometimes formed based on religious background, but there has been no "religiously motivated" gang war at Goulburn Correctional Centre.
  • The recent attack on Adnan Darwiche was not related to terror. It was motivated by criminal activity.