Contact the Division on: (03) 6224 1015

Risdon Prison

Guy Barnett, Acting Minister for Corrections

I am advised by the Tasmania Prison Service that the situation at Risdon Prison has been resolved and prisoners are back in their cells.

A full investigation will be completed but I am advised that prisoners cited the phasing out of the nicotine replacement program as justification for their actions.

I thank and commend all the TPS staff for safely resolving this difficult situation.