With infection rates out there running at 65% the real surprise is that it’s taken this long.
It has, however, prompted calls for a needle exchange at the prison the reduce the spread of disease amongst the injecting recreational drug users at the facility.
Simon Corbell, with all the resolve we have come to expect from him, is promising a review of the issue later in the year.
Now yes, it would be nice if we could keep drugs and needles out of the prison. But with that horse long ago bolted, is anyone actually opposed to an exchange for any rational reason any more?
I understand the guards don’t like needles, but I’d prefer to get stuck by a nice clean new one than some ground down stump that’s been in the arm of every junky in the facility.