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A-G: Grafton Jail not fit to hold prisoners

Brendan Ray

GRAFTON Jail is not fit to hold a prisoner, NSW Attorney-General Brad Hazzard has told an estimates committee meeting.

Opposition justice spokesman Paul Lynch said Mr Hazzard made the comments when addressing the committee on August 20.

"If you want to go and spend some time in Maitland and Grafton good luck to you, but I do not want anybody to be in those sorts of places. I think we have other facilities at the moment that are quite adequate," Mr Hazzard said.

Mr Lynch said it was a clear indication the State Government has ruled out any increased use of Grafton Jail.

"Despite the crisis in overcrowding in the State prison system, Mr Hazzard is obdurate in keeping Grafton at its current level of under-utilisation," Mr Lynch said.

"Mr Hazzard also disputed the BOCSAR prediction of further prison population increases.

"This government's handling of corrections policy is shambolic. They sat on their hands while numbers escalated. And they still refuse to take action even now."

Topics:  attorney general, brad hazzard, grafton, grafton jail




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