‘We’re full’. Prison officers vote to take no more prisoners

A VOTE to take no more prisoners is the latest development in the battle get the NSW Government to see reason over the virtual closure of Grafton jail.

On Monday the members of the Prison Officers Vocational Branch of the Public Service Association voted to stop adding more inmates to the state's already overcrowded prison system.

PVOB chairman Steve McMahon said the Grafton jail issue was central to a wider problem for prison officers, ensuring they are covered by workers compensation legislation.

"We're locked in a drawn out battle to ensure workers compensation for our members working in a dangerous situation where their workplaces are operating above operational capacity," Mr McMahon said.

"To put it more simply, 'we're full'."

Read the full story behind attempts to get the jail reopened in tomorrow's The Daily Examiner.



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