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Seven phones seized in minimum security prisons

Issued: 25 October 2015

Corrective Services NSW has praised staff for continuing to clampdown on contraband in New South Wales prisons.

During targeted searches at four minimum security correctional centres last Thursday (22 October 2015) seven mobile phones, six phone chargers, four phone batteries and three sim cards were seized by officers.

The searches took place at Glen Innes Correctional Centre, Kirkconnell Correctional Centre, Mannus Correctional Centre and the Outer Metropolitan Multi-Purpose Centre.

As a result of the seizures six inmates have been placed on segregation pending regression to maximum security.

Investigations are underway to analyse the phones' contents.

Correctional centre visitors are reminded anyone caught bringing contraband into prisons face penalties of up to two years' imprisonment. Another penalty is a ban on visits of up to two years.