Expansion fuels security concerns

STAFFING CONCERNS: Correctional Services Minister Chris Picton tours the expanding Mount Gambier Prison in mid-January.

MEMBER for Mount Gambier Troy Bell has called for the State Government to ensure there is an appropriate number of guards at the city’s privately managed prison.

This follows a number of employees approaching Mr Bell over fears the prison may not be adequately staffed when its major expansion is completed.

Security concerns among employees have particularly heightened following a staff member being allegedly raped last year by a convicted murderer in a prison accommodation unit.

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