Media reports about Corrections today.

Posted on August 30, 2016

You would probably be aware of the media reports about video footage from Brisbane Correctional Centre in 2013.

Some reports have described a "spit hood" appearing in the video which is clearly inaccurate. It is deeply disappointing that some media outlets have chosen to repeat these inaccurate claims, which have the potential to put the safety of correctional officers at risk.

As a union we have released a statement for the media to clarify that the video shows a helmet designed to protect prisoner safety.

We have sought a meeting with the Corrections minister and he has also publicly clarified that the device is not a "spit hood".

As a union we are continuing to engage with government and advocate for safety and proper process in our prisons.

As always if you have questions or concerns, you can email corrections@together.org.au or call 1800 177 244.

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