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Nearly 600 items of contraband including drugs, shivs and mobile phones were found during prison searches

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By Peter Brewer
Updated December 11 2021 - 10:43pm, first published 6:30pm
A sharpened toothbrush, shivs and a plastic-wrapped package of drugs were among the items seized at the jail. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Custodial staff seized 25 mobile phones and 45 phone-related items such as chargers, as well as 276 makeshift shivs, weapons and other assorted contraband during searches inside Canberra's jail across the 2020-21 financial year.

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Peter Brewer

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Telling the truth and holding agencies accountable must matter to us all. It's also important to tell the story well, and factually. Contact me at peter.brewer@canberratimes.com.au