The Canberra Times has the not particularly surprising news that a secret report into the Alexander Maconochie Centre (aka “the prison”) lists prison staff as the main conduit of drugs to prisoners:
Four ”key informants” are quoted on the subject of guards trafficking drugs into the jail.
”Because we have so many staff coming and going every day in this correctional centre, one of the biggest challenges is to guard against trafficking (by staff),” one of the informants, believed to a staff member, told investigators.
”I believe we have some of that.”
Another witness was more blunt.
”There are guards bringing in drugs,” they told the institute’s researchers.
Considering bent guards are the major source of drugs in every other prison in the world this should not shock anyone.
Once one factors in the chronic ongoing incompetence of ACT Corrections it would frankly be shocking if this was not the case.
So next time you hear about drug busts at the prison bear in mind it’s as likely corrupt guards cutting down the competition as it is people doing their jobs well.