Smuggling Contraband and Drugs into Prison

Sahar Adatia.   A brawny prison guard who artfully smuggled contraband behind bars for inmates including bodybuilding magazines using a protein shaker has narrowly dodged a lengthy jail sentence and instead been slapped with an excruciating fine. On Monday 18th October 2021, former prison guard Wesley Newell faced the County Court of Victoria and was ...continue reading

The Offence and Penalties of Smuggling Drugs into Prison in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   Two men and a woman have been charged after allegedly trying to shoot a package of drugs into a South Australian jail using a bow and arrow. Police were called to the prison after reports of three people sitting in a grey Mazda sedan were acting suspiciously, near the Port Augusta Prison. ...continue reading

Proposed New Major Jail Near Parramatta to Accommodate NSW’s Growing Prison Population

Poppy Morandin. The NSW government has revealed that Camellia, a suburb near Parramatta, is the proposed location for the state’s new jail, in a move to aide over-crowding. Camellia is the preferred site for the prison that will house around 1,000 inmates, as confirmed by three senior government sources. The new plan comes four years ...continue reading

Drugs Discovered Inside Shoulder Pads, Suit Lining and Shoe Soles of Prison Inmates

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.    Reports from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice show that in the last six months, there have been about a dozen incidents across the state’s prisons and correctional facilities in which officers have seized contraband drugs smuggled in by prisoners and their visitors. Indeed, confined to a cell, ...continue reading

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