Department of Corrective Services - smuggling of contraband into Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre, Silverwater (Operation Montessa)

The ICAC investigated allegations that a corrections officer was taking contraband into the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre at Silverwater Correctional Complex.

In its report on this investigation, made public on 2 September 2004, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct in relation to the officer. On 21 June 2004, the officer pleaded guilty to offences under the Summary Offences Act 1988 and the Crimes Act 1900 and was convicted. In its report the ICAC stated its opinion that consideration need not be given to his prosecution for any other specified offences.

The ICAC made five corruption prevention recommendations to the Department of Corrective Services to assist it to minimise the entry of contraband into correctional centres.

This report is no longer available online. Request the report.