Twenty ‘ freshies’ ar­riv­ing each day

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - LINDA SILMALIS

BE­HIND the walls of Parklea prison are some of Aus­tralia’s most high-pro­file max­i­mum re­mand in­mates.

Up to 20 pris­on­ers on re­mand — called “freshies” ar­rive ev­ery day.

Among those who have been in cus­tody at the prison is Michael Ibrahim, the brother of night­club boss John, await­ing sen­tenc­ing for drug im­port­ing, money laun­der­ing and deal­ing with the pro­ceeds of crime.

Daniel Holdom, re­cently handed a life sen­tence for mur­der­ing 20-year-old Kar­lie PearceStev­en­son, whose body was found in Be­lan­glo State For­est, and her two-year-old daugh­ter Khan­da­lyce, whose re­mains were found in a suit­case on a re­mote South Aus­tralian high­way, was also in cus­tody at Parklea.

More than 200 prison of­fi­cers are em­ployed by MTC-Broad­spec­trum at Parklea to man­age an es­ti­mated 1000 in­mates.

An­other 32 new re­cruits are com­plet­ing their training.

Cor­rec­tives Ser­vices Com­mis­sioner Peter Sev­erin said an ex­pan­sion un­der way would re­sult in sev­eral hun­dred new beds, although these would not be filled un­til op­er­a­tions had sta­bilised.

The prison would also have its own ded­i­cated ca­nine squad, he said.

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