What are the real consequence of being refused bail?
We examine the real consequence of being refused bail... and why the criminal justice system is not.
The guards involved were suspended on full pay (paid holiday) for 6 and 9 months. No charges were ever laid. The Age Newspaper carried a report about a prison "prank". The Age reported a prisoner who was allegedly hurt and humiliated by an obscene practical joke, known in prison circles as "Sausagegate", is suing the private operator of Port Phillip Prison at Laverton. Kirk Steven Ardern, 27, has lodged a writ in the County Court seeking damages for physical and psychological injuries suffered during the incident on May 22, 2005. The Sunday Age reported exclusively in March last year that private operator GSL Australia had been fined almost $200,000 by Corrections Victoria over the matter and other breaches.
the incident in Fulham prison, near Sale, where he is serving a sentence for assault.
GSL was warned at the time that the case could affect the renewal of its contract with Australian Correctional Facility Pty Ltd, which sub-contracts to GSL. The