Serious Prison Assaults Happening Every Three Days

Queensland prisoner is either seriously physically or sexually assaulted in jail every three days, figures from the Department of Corrective Services show.

A Queensland prisoner is either seriously physically or sexually assaulted in jail every three days, government figures show.Between January this year and the end of September, 100 serious assaults were recorded in Queensland jails, working out to one physical or sexual assault every three days.

The targeted inmates needed either overnight hospitalisation or ongoing medical care. Continue reading Serious Prison Assaults Happening Every Three Days

Police on Jail Duty: Prison Overflow

Kristin Shorten and Jeremy Pierce | 17 November, 2011 | The Courier-Mail

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NOT SUITABLE: Watchhouses, designed for short-term remands, are being used to house prisoners as the state’s jails run out of room, a situation condemned as bordering on cruelty. Source: The Courier-Mail Continue reading Police on Jail Duty: Prison Overflow