Department of Corrective Services - fifth report - allegations of corruption in two inmate escapes

The ICAC conducted a major investigation into the conduct of officers of the NSW Department of Corrective Services 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 fifth and final report on this investigation, made public in April 2000, concerned allegations of high-level corruption in the Department of Corrective Services in relation to two separate escape attempts by prison inmates in 1993 and 1996. The ICAC made no findings of corrupt conduct against any person in this report, stated its opinion that consideration should not be given to the prosecution of any person and stated its opinion that the Commissioner of the Department of Corrective Services should give consideration to taking disciplinary action against an acting Policy and Project Officer with the Department, in relation to his failure to provide accurate information to another DCS officer.

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