Woodford 'bikie' jail home to just one
8th Mar 2014 6:38
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
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
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.