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Rhys Brown and poor impulse control

By johnboy - 3 September 2010 32

Rhys Brown is awaiting sentencing for taking a machete to Woden Plaza and threatening to kill another man.

He’s trying to convince the court that he needs to be out of prison because custodial life has got him using drugs again.

So it’s a little surprising to read on the ABC that he’s thrown a jug of water at Justice Richard Refshauge in court and had to be restrained by five corrective services officers.

One hopes he will not be gracing the streets of Canberra until he’s gotten a better grip on his temper.

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Rhys Brown and poor impulse control
farnarkler 10:40 am 04 Sep 10

jdml what is the point?

PB if the prisoners have access to free drug rehabilitation, something Hollywood stars pay thousands for, they should be forced to take it.

Pommy bastard 9:47 am 04 Sep 10

Does putting people in a “drug free” prison not a contravention of their human rights? Like them not having access to the internet, not getting conjugal visits, not having room service, having TV’s smaller than 108 inches, not being referred to as “Sir” by the warders.

jdmal 12:29 am 04 Sep 10

They’ve got dogs, x-rays the whole lot- ur missing the point farnakler.

jdmal 12:26 am 04 Sep 10

What sarcasm?

farnarkler 11:44 pm 03 Sep 10

Thanks for the sarcasm. Obviously the way prisons are run is far, far different from how they should be run. Has ACT Corrective services not heard of drug detector dogs?

jdmal 10:36 pm 03 Sep 10

There is controversy at the new Alexander Machonochie Centre over the issue of inmates aquiring and using drugs, this is because the authorities boldly claimed the prison would be drug free, and that hasn’t been the case. Drugs have regularly turned up in searches and by other means, and it is well known that there are drugs in the jail. There wouldn’t be many, if any drug free jails in the world. Where there’s a will there’s a way, and u r talking about skillful and cunning men with plenty of spare time on thier hands, who are often in jail on drug related charges.

There has also been trouble about having a needle syringe provider at the jail, where inmates would be able to dispose of dirty syringes and gain access to clean ones that would stop the spread of diseases that are rampant in prisons. This was shelved due to saftey concerns for officers, but i hear that it is gaining momentum again and may happen. That must be a bitter pill for the makers of the jail to swallow. Why do they need syringes at a drug free jail? Because it’s not drug free and it never will be, and they accept that now.

They also said it would be a human rights standard jail, if that’s the case why did 13 Inmates climb on the roof to protest unacceptable conditions in April? When the Minister for Corrective Services was caught lying about the true nature of the protest, specificaly about excessive lock-ins. There has been trouble with the food, heating, rehabilitation courses, R.F.I.D Bracelett system (the mandatory radio frequency I.D, bracelett stapped to the leg to monitor the whereabouts of inmates) which inmates say is uncomfortable and inhumain, and list goes on and on.

I think the real problem was that the pollies jumped on the new Canberra jail as a good thing, and just made 2 many promises. If they hadn’t promised it, no-one would have expected it, it’s a jail after all. But to rehabilitate prisoners is the fundamental issue, that impacts on the community, and what the jail was founded on. One can only hope that the A.M.C comes good and delievers its initiatives, because it still is only early days yet.

Skidbladnir 9:10 pm 03 Sep 10

The Pope’s a Catholic, bears shit in forests, and there are drugs in a prison system.
All that changes here is that its now a matter of official public record that the ACT cuddleprison has a drug problem.
So we’ll soon have an official drug-user policy reference group for decisions on issues in the prison?
(But I guess there won’t be any counterpoint by having an advocacy reference group comprised entirely of the non-drug users at the prison…)

lobster 8:26 pm 03 Sep 10

farnarkler said :

‘He’s trying to convince the court that he needs to be out of prison because custodial life has got him using drugs again’

Surely this is a joke right? How do drugs get into prison in the first place? Any current or ex prison officer care to enlighten us?

Yeah, that’s correct. There are no drugs in prison.

Special G 8:16 pm 03 Sep 10

They get contact with the outside world. While this keeps happening drugs will keep getting stuffed in places meant for other things.

AMC claims it is rehabilitating people.

Tetranitrate 8:07 pm 03 Sep 10

farnarkler said :

Surely this is a joke right? How do drugs get into prison in the first place? Any current or ex prison officer care to enlighten us?

It’s pretty common knowledge that drugs get into prisons.
Whether it’s a meritorious argument is another thing entirely, but it’s certainly no joke.

54-11 7:59 pm 03 Sep 10

What a tosser…

sepi 7:11 pm 03 Sep 10

following in the jug throwing traditions of d. h. eastman.

Clown Killer 6:55 pm 03 Sep 10

Surely this is a joke right? How do drugs get into prison in the first place?

I’ll type the answer slowly so it will be easier for people to understand: some drugs are smuggled in by people visiting prisoners. most are brought in by prison staff.

Pommy bastard 6:02 pm 03 Sep 10

Who is this Rhys Brown?

farnarkler 5:34 pm 03 Sep 10

‘He’s trying to convince the court that he needs to be out of prison because custodial life has got him using drugs again’

Surely this is a joke right? How do drugs get into prison in the first place? Any current or ex prison officer care to enlighten us?

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