'makes me sick…’
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‘THEY WILL LIVE IN so much comfort it makes me, and other officers I know, sick thinking that they will be sitting there thumbing their nose at everyone, living a king’s life inside’.
That comment was contained in a confidential email I received overnight from a Victorian prison officer after that revealing editorial yesterday by former Corrections Department officer (and Hinch Senate campaign volunteer) Kristian Nelson.
He was passing on some scandalous details about the nearly completed new prison at Kareenga, near Barwon and Marngoneet.
It will make your hair curl and makes a sick joke of the Sex Party’s claim that electing me to the Senate tomorrow would be ‘dangerous’ became I wouldn’t be as sympathetic to criminals as they would be. Shows why your sympathies should be with the victims and not the crims.
As I wrote yesterday about the Metropolitan Remand Centre – nicknamed the Marriott Recreation Complex:
It is a summer camp with a few padlocks. A bit like our other prisons. I know. I've been a guest in four of them. In Langi Kal Kal, I had more high quality meat in a week than a pensioner could afford in a month.
The current officer at the coal face, so to speak, had these revealing first person comments:
‘The new prison was to house low category prisoners and it was basically to be a low security prison, even though they built it for medium security.
It is now to be 300 beds with a mix of protection and remand protection prisoners.
so much comfort
The prison itself is disgraceful. They will live in so much comfort it makes me, and other officers I know, sick thinking that they will be sitting there thumbing their nose at everyone, living a king’s life inside.Undercover prisoner BBQ facilities for each area, huge expanses of space to roam in. The two-storey units are like resort units.Kitchens with a balcony to overlook the whole area. They can watch officers’ every move.
They can see the outside countryside with amazing views of the You Yangs.
If you thought Langi was nice then this place makes it look like a slum.
It’s a disgrace that they are now to be living in luxury, while victims, pensioners , veterans, and the homeless struggle.
This is from my personal email so please don't use any identifying things if you use any of this.
Just thought you may like to know.
Keep up the good fight.’
That’s not from some blinkered do-gooder political candidate.
That’s from a man who knows.