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Issued: Friday, 28 August 2015
Corrective Services NSW has praised staff for the continuing clampdown on contraband in New South Wales prisons. The security crackdown has been rolled out as prisons around the state have gone smoke free.Six mobile phones and chargers, and some tools and tobacco, were found at the Outer Metropolitan Multi-Purpose Correctional Centre near Windsor on Wednesday and Thursday (26 and 27 August). One of the phones contained an aerial view of the correctional centre. The phones were found in common areas in buildings at the centre.“We take all contraband very seriously,” said Assistant Commissioner for Custodial Corrections Kevin Corcoran. “I commend the work of the staff who were involved in these discoveries.”The discovery of the phones was made during targeted searches based on intelligence. Investigations are underway to analyse the phones’ contents and determine ownership so that charges can be laid.In addition to the above finds, a parcel containing four packets of tobacco and several lighters was thrown over a perimeter fence at 2am on Wednesday (26 August) at Outer Metropolitan Multi-Purpose Correctional Centre and discovered by an officer monitoring the centre’s thermal cameras.