SHADOW corrections minister Elizabeth Kikkert will right now (November 25) introduce an modification invoice To cease people using drones to ship prohibited gadgets into the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).
Based mostly on Mrs Kikkert, there are presently no legal guidelines that clearly seize using drones as A method to ship prohibited gadgets Similar to medicine, weapons and Cell telephones into the jail.
The modification comes following a speedy enhance in Using drones to ship prohibited gadgets into correctional amenities all by way of the nation.
Corrections Victoria reported 96 drone associated incidents at their jails from March to early November final yr.
Inside the ACT, It is acknowledged there have been A minimal of two tried shipies of contraband into the AMC using drones.
“That is typically a speedyly rising drawback, and the territory should adapt,” said Mrs Kikkert.
“Completely different jurisdictions have struggled with options as a Outcome of Using airspace is managed by the Commonwealth.
“My invoice avoids any conflicts with Federal legal guidelines by not Attempting to restrict the airspace.”
Mrs Kikkert says the invoice will make it simpler to prosecute anyone who tries to ship banned gadgets into the jail.
“Drugs, weapons, Cell telephones, and other issues That are smuggled into the AMC contribute to the black market,” she said.
“They’re used for barter And typically contribute to violence between detainees.
“Reducing the entry Of medicine into the jail will enhance detainee well being whereas contributing to education and rehabilitation outcomes.”
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