Department of Corrective Services - third report - activities of two correctional officers

The ICAC conducted a major investigation into the conduct of officers of the NSW Department of Corrective Services (DCS) and other persons in relation to the operation of that Department. Five investigation reports, each dealing with a separate aspect of this investigation were produced and made public between February 1998 and April 2000.

The ICAC's third report on this investigation, made public in June 1999, dealt with the activities of two former correctional officers in terms of inappropriate relationships and dealings with serving and former inmates. This segment of the investigation also examined aspects of the DCS Work Release Program and testing of inmates by urinalysis for prohibited substances.

This segment of the investigation established that one of the former correctional officers had smuggled drugs to a prison inmate and removed adverse documents from an inmate’s official file in return for cash payments, and that the other former correctional officer had developed improper associations with serving and former inmates, told a work release inmate of staff shortages and movements, and warned an inmate of impending drug testing.  

In its report the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against the two former correctional officers and three other persons and stated its opinion that consideration be given to the prosecution of one of the former correctional officers and two other persons for specified offences.

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