Australia: Risdon prison grinds through 6-day lockdown struggle

Tasmania’s Risdon Prison has reportedly been in full or partial lockdown over the past six days, with prisoners allegedly having little or no access to exercise and outdoor activities.The Tasmanian Prison Service confirmed the news on Monday afternoon, adding that the lockdowns had occurred despite the government’s recent strategy to minimise such events.

According to sources, the prison has experienced several days of lockdowns, making it difficult for the inmates to maintain contact with their loved ones. However, the prison service spokesperson assured that essential services and inmate supports were still maintained when safe to do so.