Woodford 'bikie' jail home to just one gang member

THE Newman government's much touted 'bikie-only' prison unit has been opened to other prisoners - as it is currently home to just one outlaw motorcycle club gang member.

A spokeswoman for Queensland Corrective Services confirmed members of the general prison population were "sometimes held in the unit when it is not near its capacity".

The 52-bed 'restrictive management unit' at the Woodford Correctional Centre's maximum security facility, was recommissioned as the government's "bikie superjail" late last year.

When recommissioning the unit in October last year, Premier Campbell Newman said it not only "gives us the capacity to house these violent criminals, but ensure their activities are closely monitored and controlled 24 hours a day".

Prisoners within the unit are allowed only one hour outside their cell a day, one 60-minute non-contact visit with family members a week and are subject to increased drug testing and cell searches.

More on this at Brisbanetimes.com.au


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