Risdon prison branded worst in Australia

Tasmania’s Risdon prison has been branded the worst in Australia by a prominent barrister after an inmate stabbed himself, forcing the jail into lockdown.
Prison Action Reform legal adviser Greg Barns said senior management at Risdon, near Hobart, was in perpetual crisis and has called on the state government to take immediate action.
He said there was a riot at the prison in April 2005 and since then there had been 10 to 15 serious incidents.

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