Secret reports reveal violence against prisoners in NSWSubmitted by 2SER on Sun, 28/10/2012 - 5:12pm
The alarming level of violence by guards against prisoners in NSW, has been revealed this week, with the release of several secret reports.
Fairfax media obtained the documents under FOI laws, which show that the corrective services department has covered up the problem for over a decade.
More than 1000 violent incidents occur each year but very few are being investigated and even fewer result in discipline or charges against guards.
Recommendations by the Ombudsman to tackle the problem have been shelved over several years.