Officer warns of flaws in M'boro prison fence security

AN ANONYMOUS officer has told the Chronicle that security along the fence at Maryborough Correctional Centre leaves a lot to be desired.

"Once the fence alarms are set off it takes time for the cameras to be reset," he said.

He said loopholes in the centre's external security were then exposed.

On Saturday, the Chronicle reported that drugs were being hit over the fence using tennis rackets.

Correctional centre acting general manager Peter Drage wouldn't comment on the details.

"For obvious reasons, I am not prepared to discuss security or operational issues except to say that we use a combination of both static and dynamic security practices and that Maryborough Correctional Centre has some of the most robust and sophisticated barrier detection technology in place," he said.



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