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​Mobile phones found at Goulburn prison

Issued: Tuesday, 25 August 2015

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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.