Exclusive: We are told that four inmates at the Ron Barwick minimum security section at the Risdon Prison Complex last week failed urine tests for drugs. Our prison sources tell us that Ice has become even more of an issue in the Gaol lately. TVN spoke to the Department of Justice in regards to this today.
A spokesperson for the Department of Justice told TVN;
- The TPS does not comment on individual prisoner operational matters.
- The TPS undertakes regular targeted and random drug screening of prisoners across all prisons to ensure safety of staff and prisoners.
- Where drugs use is detected, prisoners are managed through the internal disciplinary process and are also referred to appropriate intervention and support services to provide opportunities for rehabilitation, supporting them to address any substance abuse issues.